> The latest edition of Rescue News, [...] contains [...] and a
> response to Paul Barford's article in edition 98 (also
> available for £2.00) on the Portable Antiquities Scheme
> by Roger Bland.
well, I dont know what Roger Bland wrote about in reply (because no copy of
this has reached me yet) and I am not sure I want to (!), but just to put
the record straight, in the previous Rescue News I was writing about the
conservation aspects of the effects of artefact hunting on the
archaeological resource we claim to be "managing".
The PAS itself as a means of dealing with this problem was the subject of a
completely different and meatier text which willhopefully be published