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  1. In Norway basic price for a long handled krafser...

    In Norway basic price for a long handled krafser is about 65....postage will be 31 and VAT 13. Import duty (probably about the same as VAT) will also be circa 13....I make that a total of...
  2. Following closely on the exercise in democracy...

    Following closely on the exercise in democracy that was that Scottish referendum ... this strikes me as an opportunity for archaeologists to vote for a corporate body to represent their view of when...
  3. I don't see there is a problem with...

    I don't see there is a problem with NATO......Ireland and Swedes are both outside NATO and seem to get on fine....similarly Norway and Iceland are not in the EU but have separately negotiated trade...
  4. Unlikely....when Ireland separated from the UK...

    Unlikely....when Ireland separated from the UK there was never a need to show a passport when travelling between North and South or between the Republic and the UK.....similarly the Scandinavian...
  5. If Scotland is not in the EU or EEA then it is...

    If Scotland is not in the EU or EEA then it is quite likely that the sale of tools from Scotland to the rump of the UK will be subject to import duties......
  6. free to operate cross borders? Not if the...

    free to operate cross borders? Not if the Scottish government introduces licensing they won't...
  7. I found it a little disappointing that GIS didn't...

    I found it a little disappointing that GIS didn't make it on to the list of scientific specialisms...'specially as it seems to hold some of the other disciplines together. Wood and trees I guess....
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    That isn't normally the case. Municipal...

    That isn't normally the case. Municipal cemeteries (as opposed to church burial grounds) nearly all have unsanctified areas for burials and/or reburials.....
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    No reason, other than it occurred to me that...

    No reason, other than it occurred to me that after 30 years of adding clauses to DBA, WSI etc etc regarding the need for a burial licence when/if burials encountered, I have never heard of an...
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    Not sure its anything to do with anti slavery...

    Not sure its anything to do with anti slavery laws, but in English law there is 'no property in' nor 'ownership' rights to a dead body. I'm pretty sure this complements Scottish legislation.......in...
  11. A great idea....but why stop at GPR (surely...

    A great idea....but why stop at GPR (surely yesterdays technology with many limitations) when you would imagine that the same platform could also mount a full waveform active hyperspectral LiDAR...
  12. Heard a fascinating paper...I think at TAG 2...

    Heard a fascinating paper...I think at TAG 2 years back ....where a guy demonstrated a correlation between the age of cremated bone and the type of vessel it was deposited in....particularly as the...
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    I suggest that this thread is beginning to press...

    I suggest that this thread is beginning to press beyond the bounds of dignity.....the official advice from the MoJ is summarised in the PDF (the subject of my first post) and can be further clarified...
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    https://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/burials-and-c...

    https://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/burials-and-coroners/exhuming-human-remains-faq.pdf
  15. I look at the amount to Heritage Lottery funding...

    I look at the amount to Heritage Lottery funding floating around UK archaeology at the moment and think that someone has beaten you to it with the big idea.....just get the gullible to 'invest' in...
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    Aside from the legal regulations that govern...

    Aside from the legal regulations that govern employment agencies , BAJR would have to consider how to engage staff, almost certainly based upon a test of qualification and experience. He might also...
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    I am totally in agreement with the requirement to...

    I am totally in agreement with the requirement to formalise the training element of defined trainees posts, but BAJR should take care about using the description 'Apprentice' to cover such posts....
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    Good luck with the rebranding! When BAJR...

    Good luck with the rebranding!

    When BAJR first started it had 2 very strong features. One was its function as a single site showing where archaeological work was coming up and the second was the...
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    It is possible to work overseas and many UK...

    It is possible to work overseas and many UK archaeologists do, but (word of warning) it is not always paid work. In some countries and on some projects it is better and/or worse (some projects don't...
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    That is interesting. Do you have any details...

    That is interesting. Do you have any details about where these projects are being undertaken and by whom. I would love to know how British prehistory is being 'synthesised' and particularly what data...
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    One of the problems is that there is so little...

    One of the problems is that there is so little money invested in research and synthesis of UK archaeological data. I can think of a number of potential projects that would demonstrate the 'added...
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    In the vast majority of cases our product is very...

    In the vast majority of cases our product is very good......I don't have a practical answer to the question of pay, but suspect that franchising geographic areas to super-units and limiting the...
  23. But stronger legislation is only likely to have...

    But stronger legislation is only likely to have an effect if it limits those allowed to carry out the trade of archaeologist. As there is at present no industry wide 'standard' for what constitutes...
  24. I think Barking is right.....the problem that...

    I think Barking is right.....the problem that archaeology has. after years of following a pattern of undercutting, is how to create the increase in funding necessary to pay for an increase in wages....
  25. It would of course be a disaster if the...

    It would of course be a disaster if the profession were to collapse as a result of the failure of engagement between archaeology and the planning system. As to whether the current 'most favoured...
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