Steve Burch writes:
> Good grief Paul, that is just the stock bulk standard reply > that Mr
> Clare has sent out to anyone who has contacted him.<
So are you saying that makes it any the less true?
Perhaps its the "metal detectorists" and their supporters who have actually
got the wrong end of the stick in their discussions of what they "think"
this all means for their hobby. Take a step back and look again.
Let us embrace the idea of a fresh review which steps aside from the
well-worn path of the MLA's old Hawkshead Review and the later derivative
"user survey" and find out and then discuss what the PAS really has to offer
within the new programmes being set up in terms of archaeological outreach
to all fifty odd million members of the English and Welsh public, and not
just a few thousand portable antiquity collectors.