On 21/11/2014 09:31, Cerridwen Connelly wrote:
> With having to pay all that money to the EU, and whatnot in this
> country all the time, this seems an incredibly expensive idea,
> although nice in theory.
Cerri, it's an interesting subject, but to discuss it on Britarch we
would need to make it relevant to British archaeology. That is why I
posted a reply suggesting how the money could be spend on British
So, before we get told off for being off topic, I suggest we quickly
move this onto "how £500 million could be spent on British archaeology"
- which would then allow me to express my own personal views about how
much money has been wasted on space research.
Just as a few ideas I suggested:
1. To dig Doggerland - the last piece of the island that formed in the
North Sea as sea level rose.
2. To take an archaeological site and excavate it - not at a human
scale - but at a molecular scale.
3. To have a detailed LIDAR of all Britain.
4. To have detailed aerial photography in visible and other useful
And the last - which is probably the most "moonshot" in terms of its
shear audacity and achieving something which no one could believe is
possible is to have individuals walk across every square meter of the UK
and complete a 100% geophysical survey of the UK (except buildings).