You dont think, perhaps so, but you dont know!
I on the other hand as a detectorist, who has been on the receiving end of
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From: "britarch" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] A MD day at the Thornborough Henges
>I don't think 'the establishment' would ever have said that finds
>themselves are not important (let alone have it as a mantra), what a
>ridiculous thing to suggest. I rather think that the theory behind PAS was
>that recording finds was better than never knowing what detectorists had
>found, which was largely the case before. Anything's better than nothing
>is the idea, I think.
> In message <000d01c6e325$29bd8860$8c076958@Opsgroup1>, Steve-B
> <[log in to unmask]> writes
>>You misunderstand me Andy, I efer to the information that the find
>>contains as being the Common Resource, not the find itself.
>>Sems to me that there has been a significant shift in the goal posts..
>>When the establishment wanted finds recorded, then the mantra was that the
>>find itself was not important, it was the information they wanted... now
>>that more and more finds are being recorded, the mantra is changing its
>>emphasis onto the finds themselves.... not very subtle and not very
>>slick... nice try though...