Nice to see you on here, hope you are well.
It was succinct because those were the only examples I could think of off
the top of my head! I hope archaeologists can come up with more examples
and types of new knowledge and techniques, and publicise them through all
I honestly think there's an argument to be won here, and I assume
archaeologists don't want to be cast as insensitive scientists riding
roughshod over the feelings of ordinary folk (blah blah blah). Lots of
"ordinary folk" happen to agree with archaeologists - but I'm sure we all
know how journalists like to polarise things. So those of us who are
opposed to reburial need to put forward arguments that will appeal to
people's emotions (like the wow factor, the need for justice as argued by
Melanie Giles, the need to be remembered, love of history and truth, etc) as
well as rational arguments.
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:07:52 +0000, Natasha Powers
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>hope you are well. Just wanted to say that I feel this is a very nice
succinct summary of how knowledge never stands still and one I shall be
passing on to my collegues.