I am reminded that one of my teachers, some fifty years ago when I said I
wished to work in archaeology said 'Archaeology is just digging up stuff
other people threw away'.
From: John Wood
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:27 PM Subject: Fly tipping
Recently it was reported on the BBC that a mile long fly tipping site had
been locate at Purfleet in Essex.
When the matter comes under public discussion of people depositing rubbish
within the landscape should archaeologists keep a low profile?
The principle being that much of what is excavated on sites could be
considered as ancient rubbish and so when it comes to understanding as well
as dating these sites we should be thankful for our less than
environmentally sensitive ancestors.