He looks so sad now that his best 'responsible detectorist' pal has, as he so delicately put it, "flounced off".... their platonic love affair all rather reminds me of Randy Newman's song...."Paul was an uptown, upbeat arkie, Steve was a downtown, downbeat guy..."It was an affair doomed from the start and all so sad. Paul lauded Steve as an intelligent middle manager type, with the obvious inference that poor old Steve had more up top than the rank-and-file oiks of the detecting community. Here was a man he could depend on to extract the urine out of orthodox detectorists and generally rubbish them so as to gain Paul's undying approbation.But, alas, Paul cruelly cast him aside, leaving Steve to be laughed at by the same people he denigrated on the way up and was now down, down amongst them. So sad.
Shared Stewardship Versus Stolen HistoryThough Barford selectively quoted from the above article on his blog, for some reason he failed to mention this bit. I wonder why?"We have a poor record in returning to the community what we learn through careful, scientific study. We often come across as boringly technical and aloof, at best. At our worst, we are perceived as indifferent, snobbish, and elitist. This is a huge disservice not only to our profession which relies on public support to continue in our roles."Just goes to some archaeologists are selective in what they publish. What reliance then can we put on their findings and post-excavation reports? Fiction, seems a good tab.
I have recently taken up the hobby of stealing hundreds of artifacts per day using a metal detecting device and while doing some research, as we all have to start somewhere, came across the heritage journal. I made the silly mistake of questioning what was presented on this site and was then ridiculed not only on the Heritage journal but also on Paul Barfords Blog. Some may say I deserved it for being a "noob" and not doing my homework first but I would just like to warn any others interested in taking up the hobby of artifact theft that Mr Barford is nothing but a cyber bully and a Troll. There is more than enough evidence of this on the internet. Anyway, must get back to listing all my hoards on e-bay. Oh and please keep up the good work, i am enjoying this blog very much :)
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Lifted from a ''Blog near you''Let's Get Hammered 'Partnership' Tee-shirtsNigel Swift has asked me whether I want a metal detecting tee-shirt for my birthday, supplying a link to Kingdigger Metaldetecting Supplies from Watford, Herts. It's supposed to be "funny" you see. They cannot even get the spelling write. Many detectorists manifest on their foruums and in other places a childish sense of humour which matches the endemic childish attitudes which permeate the hobby.Some of the other "Kingdigger" supplies are noteworthy, such as the "Archaeology metal detecting 3 Pack Wire Brushes" and the "Ex-Display Samuri Sword" - no field-trip would be complete without one. Posted by Paul Barford at 04:32 No comments: Links to this postForuums ?? No exact match found for “foruum” (Oxford English Dictionary) They cannot even get the spelling write. ??? [I see what you did there ;) ] For one who is SO pedantic about English Grammar, I feel one is letting the side down somewhat.Or is it your ''wicked'', wasted intellect, attempting humour ???...............