Please enough already!
Mr Welsh, Mr Hooker and Mr Barford the debate stopped being fun a good
long while ago now - time to call a truce, agree to disagree. Lets face
it you are not going to agree as you're all from hugely divergent views.
Give it a rest, regroup for later and let the rest of us read about
something other than metal detecting, coin collecting and looting.
Change the blooming subject - can we please just give it a rest for a
Would anyone like to actually discuss something? Discussion is the
sensible and reasoned debating of points with the aim of enlightening
yourself and perhaps refining your point of view after being persuaded
of another views merits. To debate you have to be open minded to the
possibility that you are not omnipotent and therefore might actually be
wrong about something.
The "discussion" so far has been more like trench warfare - both sides
dug in and lobbing verbal grenades at each other - it's very boring!
"A fanatic is someone who can't compromise and won't change the
So any suggestions on something more interesting to debate - how about
why are there no fish being eaten in Iron Age Britain? Or where the
Neaderthals really wiped out by humans rather than interbred with them
(as reported on the today programme this morning?) Or maybe what will
the archaeological technologies of 100years time be able to do -
geophysics that can identify wood & bone ;0) Or discuss the Royal
Armouries getting rid of all its conservation and archaeological science
There are huge numbers of topics about archaeology in Britain that we
could discuss - why are we banging on about the same old entrenched
positions that won't change - its like a perpetually stuck record and
Britarch is becoming uninteresting because of it!
Mr. A.D. Holland B.Sc. M.Sc. AIFA.
Education Project Officer (11 - 18),
Council for British Archaeology,
Tel: 01904 671417
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These comments are those of the poster and should not be taken as
necessarily reflecting the position of the CBA.