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is heritage good for local people?
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I have been reading about the Ona it seems that the corporate body that did most for them was the church. (I have also been reading about the survival rates of early missionaries in the Congo- Steven King couldnt do better if he tried.) I bet that if you scout around the areas of these small (once a lot bigger), traditional cultures you will find the god squads about minding everybody’s business looking for a solution involving the best for their souls. I imagine the bible bashers competing with the heritage managers and coming up with a mutual stitch up (the moromons seem to like baptising people long dead and the genealogists are happy). like natural england and EH (and all the sad antiunion ones) coming up with schemes in churches with bats or beech clumps and barrows-“ancient” woodlands –restorations!!. heritage lottery fund

Culture fornicates on (like climate change), aimlessly no doubt, I dont think that archaeology looks to stop change if anything its greatest result is to reiterate that culture /tradition doesn’t stop changing at all. So when anybody starts trying to put a landscape in aspic in the name of heritage it seems to me that they are trying to say that archaeology is about preservation when I would suggest that it is about preservation by record and that involves ripping that landscape to pieces. I was once at a public inquiry where they tried to say that I was anti development and I had to point out that I earn my living from development. Well I think that people are just using archaeology with some totally different motive like sentimentality or xenophobia

Now the treads have been split but they shouldn’t have been because I think that we are talking about preservation in situ of which I am anti (so splitting treads is alright) up to the point where I justify what I do on the grounds that it is the price that the “country” has to pay if it wants to go around scheduling things-in effect using the future to justify the present which is the very odd thing about looking at monuments after having spent years staring at 600mm trenches. I dont want them preserved I want to do a Greenwell and be left in the cherry orchard to get on with my very selfish view of the world. I dont like justifying monuments to passers by. There are a lot of barrows round my way and they are all bronze age according to the well educated locals except that nobody has dug any of them.. landscape becomes a ugly prison, with a jailer every bit screwed down quite often by people long dead.

Tom I wasnt pretending- you asked for a third way and I reacted to bender and having once watched as she seriously abused a small traditional cultural group of pseudohermaphrodites in the name of gender as you do.

On the subject of multiple view points we are in the reality of the long tail aren’t we
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is heritage good for local people? - by tom wilson - 18th January 2007, 09:46 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 18th January 2007, 12:52 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by troll - 18th January 2007, 07:36 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by gumbo - 18th January 2007, 10:20 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 19th January 2007, 03:44 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 19th January 2007, 03:47 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 19th January 2007, 06:55 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by tom wilson - 20th January 2007, 08:14 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by the invisible man - 20th January 2007, 04:02 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 22nd January 2007, 04:41 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 23rd January 2007, 12:05 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 23rd January 2007, 03:46 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 23rd January 2007, 05:54 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 25th January 2007, 11:28 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 25th January 2007, 03:00 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 25th January 2007, 04:06 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 25th January 2007, 04:54 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 25th January 2007, 06:15 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 25th January 2007, 06:43 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by kevin wooldridge - 25th January 2007, 07:03 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by BAJR Host - 25th January 2007, 07:32 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 25th January 2007, 09:31 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by 1man1desk - 26th January 2007, 12:29 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by tom wilson - 26th January 2007, 05:27 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by BAJR Host - 26th January 2007, 09:25 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 26th January 2007, 10:55 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 26th January 2007, 12:02 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by tom wilson - 26th January 2007, 12:22 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 26th January 2007, 01:02 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by tom wilson - 27th January 2007, 03:52 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by troll - 27th January 2007, 01:13 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 29th January 2007, 01:50 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by tom wilson - 30th January 2007, 05:28 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 30th January 2007, 10:39 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 31st January 2007, 06:59 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by m300572 - 1st February 2007, 11:58 AM
is heritage good for local people? - by tom wilson - 1st February 2007, 03:54 PM
is heritage good for local people? - by Unitof1 - 1st February 2007, 10:53 PM

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