>From: Paul Barford <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: British archaeology discussion list <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Piercebridge- re-posting
>Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 17:43:34 +0100
>In other words are we going to get a report on the archaeology of the river
>deposits and their contents, or are we going to have a glorified artefact
>catalogue going on about 'Roman socks under sandals' and 'gladiators in
>g-strings' and other such-like artefactological curiosities? I guess we
>just have to wait and see.
I suppose it depends who the report is aimed at. The academic public would,
no doubt, like a detailed report, whilst the general public may be happier
with the 'Roman socks under sandals' type of publication, well illustrated
Three questions the PAS has to look at, to my mind, are:
1.Which 'public' their publications should be aimed at to give the required
2.Is the required result to disseminate information to the academic world or
to inform the non-academic public
3.Does this report need to make money
A very difficult decision, I should imagine, when resources are limited.
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