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Are Standards in field Archaeology Slipping
#31
its three oclock in the morning

hosty I humbly suggest that this is evidence of smoking weed

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Are standards slipping. it is more about standards enforced and measurable standards created to match a large number of possibilities.

So cleaning a base may be useful sometimes, and not others. Cleaning the sides or a side as well may be useful... so to create a proscriptive standard is going to be difficult, because of the "ah but we will do it this way and save the client time and money" argument and so therefore with 4 ways to skin the same cat and get the same pelt...

Which standard is slipping
and so far

RitualCoconut
Digger2015
TBH



That's a Hello by the way.
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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#32
Marc Berger Wrote:its three oclock in the morning

hosty I humbly suggest that this is evidence of smoking weed


and so far

RitualCoconut
Digger2015
TBH

all you have come up with is facebook one liners- enjoying the anonymity of no name and that's all you have come up with. If unitof1 was here by now she would have told you a few stories of your parenting.

That's a Hello by the way.

erm.........a bit thundery?
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#33
Sorry I am a bit sensitive to facebookisums and I am up to my eyeballs in NPPF at the moment. Bloody nationalism. Problem with the NPPF is that it has no standards. Almost all of the heritage clauses are about the authorising authority and nothing about the structure of fieldwork.
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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#34
RitualCoconut Wrote:I take it you don't work for a consultancy?:face-huh:

i work for lots of them and i always do what they tell me to do
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#35
So the answer is probably, but first you need to know what the "standards" are and have the experience to know when and how to apply them whilst doing what the boss tells you. With the knowledge that the only one it matters to is you as a "professional" and in the long run with no one checking (lack of county mounties) its all pretty pointless anyway. Get back to the good old days of machining everything out without an archaeologist within a hundred miles. lack of standards = HERITAGE CRIME :face-crying:
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#36
Wax Wrote:So the answer is probably, but first you need to know what the "standards" are and have the experience to know when and how to apply them whilst doing what the boss tells you. With the knowledge that the only one it matters to is you as a "professional" and in the long run with no one checking (lack of county mounties) its all pretty pointless anyway. Get back to the good old days of machining everything out without an archaeologist within a hundred miles. lack of standards = HERITAGE CRIME :face-crying:

The lack of a control/review of one's work (with the lack of county mounties) can only lead to a fall in standards, though there has always been a 'whack it out no-one will ever know' nature to some archaeological practice.

It's the lack of this control/review together with the growth in viewing archaeology as 'site contamination' which is the killer though.

Will the system of curatorial control ever come back?
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#37
A strong and consistent national level of standards that are both prescriptive and enforced with discretion (hopefully not an oxymoron) Application of these standards and a system of curatorial control is what is required
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#38
by the way Digger 2015 is known to uncle BAJR Smile And er... As many people know. back in 2008 I resigned from the IfA - however I rejoined (part by accident) and have a very good working relationship. The job site jibe is cool as well. but sits badly with the strap line "more than just a job site" Wink

So er... um the revelation lacks any shock value ...

anyway - the topic please
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#39
Hmmmm, nothing to do with involvement in an unlawful metal detecting rally in north cambridgeshire on a SAM B) strange reference to jobs site though?
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#40
Very. Off topic. And there was no illegal detecting rally on a Sam. There was a legal rally near a Sam with involvement from council and pas. As to being just a jobsite.. lol... Even this forum is proof it is more than that. Try to stay on topic
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