Paul Barford <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <000201c34abe$73167880$ea0 863d9@Standard>) about 'Archaeology and Ruins', on Tue, 15 Jul 2003: ...quoting an eminent Polish archaeologist: >How to find the balance >between research and popular presentation is again a serious and mostly >unsolved problem". It probably seems simplistic, but in preparing a site for public display, is it not possible to restore or reconstruct part of it (maybe that where the archaeology is less interesting and/or prolific) 'romantically' and treat another part 'realistically' (with or without the smells)? It seems to me that this is a practical route to the necessary 'balance'. The increased diversity of the presentation might well attract more paying guests, too, which must be a good thing. -- Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk Interested in professional sound reinforcement and distribution? Then go to http://www.isce.org.uk PLEASE do NOT copy news posts to me by E-MAIL!