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Archaeologists need new home for six tonnes of Northamptonshire artefacts
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Archaeological archive and storage is not a new problem....unfortunately it is one that whilst recognised is rarely addressed. I am sure that CLASP are full of good intention and as a largely amateur group perhaps worthy of some kind of award for their diligence, but surely their professional 'advisors' could have seen this problem arising several 'tons' back and have raised the matter as one of grave concern.

As it is, the scale of the problem now seems far beyond the best intentions of any private individual and probably beyond the means of any public body (I hope I am wrong but I'm not optimistic) particularly as there is no indication in the article that the 6 tons of 'stuff' comes with any guarantee of funding or means of generating funding.....So my solution would be a quick and dignified burial, hopefully in a place where the memory of the resource can be revered for a few years to come.....
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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