On 20/11/2014 10:52, David Walland wrote:
> I think this money could be better spent elsewhere. If it must be spent in
> some sort of jingoistic way, why not on a major series of archaeological
> studies around the UK to understand more about how our country arose?
> David Walland
That sounds much more fun! How could we spend £500million on archaeology?
Here's some proposals similar in scale to "going to the moon":
1. To dig Doggerland - the last piece of the island that formed in the
North Sea as sea level rose. The project would require building a
massive dam around the area (or excavating under water).
2. To take an archaeological site and excavate it - not at a human
scale - but at a molecular scale, detailing the molecular composition of
each cubic cm.
3. To have a detailed LIDAR of all Britain together with detailed images
in all spectral ranges from IR to UV.
4. Why not have a complete 100% magnetometer survey of the UK?