Correction - I mislaid £15billion
On 21/11/2014 10:58, Michael wrote:
> I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal,
> before this decade is out, to send out archaeologists to complete a
> geophysical survey of the entire UK
> return them safely]. No archaeological project in this period will be
> more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range
> understanding of history; and none will be so difficult or expensive
> to accomplish.
> Mike Haseler 2014 (based on an idea by President Kennedy 1961)
Geophys: "*£250 a day which includes the later downloading and basic
processing of the data in Geoplot. One day will be sufficient to cover
2,400 square meters" (http://www.chilternarchaeology.com/geophysics.htm)
UK landmass: *243,610 km² = 243,610,000,000 m²
Total cost of 2020 Mission Archaeology of an entire geophys survey of UK
How does this compare to space program:
"When President Kennedy first chartered the Moon landing program, a
preliminary cost estimate of $7 billion was generated the total came to
And that was in 1961.
Total employment likely to be generated. Assume £50,000/archaeologist
= 200,000 man-years.
Then just think about how many new sites would be found - and how much
work it would take to process all these sites.