I sort of half agree with Rob , but in the society we live in to day , a basic comittment such as a membership fee payed to a society covers admin and insurance, helps towards training costs and as one of my colleagues maintains in many peoples eyes something that is given away free can be deemed as worthless, and at the end of the day any one with an interest will find a way to gain the information they want. what we as archaeologists must do is while improving the general publics access to imformation is to make sure that central government are not allowed to get away with the idea that ppg16 work et al is all that counts .( client confidentiality ) half the joy of the job is being able to tell people what you have found ged
Rob <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Community archaeology to me is that which every member of the community can
if they so wish get involved without having to join a society etc
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From: "GERRY DOHERTY"
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Fw: [BRITARCH] Community Archaeology in the UK
> I know that the Manshead Archaeological Society of Dunstable, South
> Bedfordshire are still going strong, they conduct their own research digs
> ,field walking surveys and resistivity surveys, they have a strong
> membership and are a well known face in the local community . Perhaps
> most important of all is that they publish the results of their
> in a journal every year, sounds like good community archaeology to me
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