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Campaign Message ?
#21
While we're all looking for the killer slogan, what has been produced is the basis of a varied but excellent T-shirt/newspaper/email/pamphlet/mug/coaster/baseball cap campaign! :face-approve:
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#22
"To inspire the future, you have to respect/understand the past"

Like this one a lot.

Not so sure about the time travel aspect. I understand that the effort is to make archaeology "accessible" but unless the context makes it abundantly clear that we are going backwards and are not boldly going where no archaeologist has gone before I fear that the time travel reference makes us sound far too specky-geeklike-spotters for my taste (my apologies to those who are spectacled (I am myself), into IT in a big way or like spotting trains and birds...but hopefully you'll get my drift...)...otherwise just call ourselves Time Team and have doneWink
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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#23
archaeology - timetravelling through history, meeting ancestors, solving crimes, enriching lives and protecting our legacy
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#24
Reading this thread, I was suddenly reminded of a quote by GK Chesterton.

"Tradition means giving a vote to the most obscure of all the classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead"

Perhaps someone more creative than me could develop this slogan a little bit, and find a way to apply it more specifically to archaeology?
"Hidden wisdom and buried treasure, what use is there in either?" (Ecclesiasticus ch20 v30)
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#25
Keep Archaeology Alive Today - don't let it be just a thing of the past!
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#26
The Past is Another Country
Save it for the Future Today

mmmmmmThe
Campaign for Real Archaeology
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#27
I was wondering about the 'Past is another country" tag. Trouble is, the next line is - "they do things differently there". It is a line used by self-help groups and addiction therapists to demonstrate that it is OK to forget about the past and start a new life. Not really the message we want to get across - more like the message of our 'opponents' . I was thinking more of turning it on its head by saying "The Past is NOT another country - it is OUR's" - but then it starts to sound like a BNP sound-bite.
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#28
Fair point, Madweasels. I do like 'The Campaign for Real Archaeology' though. It has a certain wholesomeness to it, all be it with connotations of bearded middle aged men and pipes.
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#29
a variation might go

archaeology - inspiring the future from understanding the past
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#30
Madweasels Wrote:Trouble is, the next line is - "they do things differently there". It is a line used by self-help groups and addiction therapists to demonstrate that it is OK to forget about the past and start a new life. Not really the message we want to get across - more like the message of our 'opponents'.

Maybe the tag should be along the lines of:

"The Past Today Tomorrow"

T
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