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>From: Lynn Alexander-Briggs <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: British archaeology discussion list <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] The Van Dig
>Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 11:27:54 +0000
>>From: Jim Dixon
>>Subject: [BRITARCH] The Van Dig
>>Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 07:47:20 +0100
>> Surely this 'analogy' stuff was done by Buchli and Lucas c.2000?? with
>>the excavation of the council flat.
>Would anyone be able to dig out (no pun intended) the full reference for
>or any details to track it down would be appreciated
>>As a private sector archaeologist struggling to get modern archaeology
>>accepted at various levels (I speak for others too here, 'The Van' is a
>>hot topic of conversation among the archaeologists of south london) I
>>can't help but see this project as anything other than detremental to my
>>(our) aim. I struggle to see the benefit.
>> As for Dr Horton's statement about using archaeological method for in
>>other fields, surely this is already done too. Look at Time Team's WW2
>>plane crash excavation... I mean are we archaeologists or are we mechanics
>>or are we forensic scientists?
>> Perhaps a mission statement from Ms Newland would help to clear things
>>up? The closest I can find is Bristol's press release.
>> Jim D
>>Trevor Dunkerley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>I guess it is just the name of "Ford Transit Van" which turns me off - in
>>any archaeological sense.
>>Now, here in North Devon, we could have provided your students with the
>>dig of all digs!
>>We have a 600 fathom mine shaft called 'Viviens' - how's that for a sub
>>romantic name - which has lodged down it 3, yes three mini cars from 40
>>years ago! Now that is a vehicle worth excavating and raising to the
>>surface. Think of the challenge!
>>We could have provided your team with everything they required - home
>>comforts of camping, or a caravan, or even kipping down in a 'real'
>>blacksmith's workshop. Balmy North Devon air, lots of excellent local pubs
>>serving the best of CAMRA ales, good company, and if your team became
>>really bored with the mini excavation, a spell in the current village
>>excavation at the fulling mill, or how about and Iron Age hill-fort
>>defensive ditch stuffed with Roman pottery!
>>And of course, in this hot weather, the sea is just a 1 mile jog down the
>>road, wonderful Devon ice creams, strawberry jam and scones, and of course
>>plenty of local scrumpy.
>>Why anyone should wish to dig in Ironbridge at this time of the year, I
>>can't imagine. I suggest Mark you make a quick executive decision and
>>change your plans immediately before the Exeter Uni mob view this email.
>>With the kindest hospitable regards and welcome,
>>Visit http://www.histarc-hands.co.uk for the historical and archaeological
>>North Devon Scene.
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