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Oh Dear what can the matter be
#1
It goes on for half an hour but the first fifteen minutes is worth the price of admission.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0639vps

"I want a local HER to be statutory although it will have to be regional so that I can have a job with a pension and pretend that I am a field archaeologist in the eyes of the public who all are dying to be local volunteer field archaeologists - and lets not mention that the council museum system would be bankrupt if were not corrupt". XXX
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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#2
remind me, cus i cant remember, your stance on amateur field archaeologists?
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#3
I think that my stance allows all peoples to be amateur archaeologists but not field ones. For Field I tend to go all conventional as in Valletta and prefer the monica Excavator to which "only qualified, specially authorised persons" seem to fit which is about the only bit of the convention that suits my stancing. Why you asking?

Did you find any of the programme of any relevance to you. Seemed to me that actual story was that the county council was putting its HER service out to a consultancy. If there was any interest about that would be why did they bother and it might be interesting to find out about the tendering process that was involved. If you had read this http://new.archaeologyuk.org/Content/dow...20Note.pdf
or this
http://www.cbasouth-east.org/wp-content/...hForum.doc
you might be interested in from which trouser the regional solution popped its head
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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#4
briefly, cus i'm about to see out the season at my dacha, i know a bsc archaeology with hons who trades stocks for a living and hobbies archaeology for a lark. i'm sure you would qualify her as a field but can i get him to do a watching brief on a bank holiday?
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#5
If you can't I may be up for it, what's the pay? Bank holidays are a waste of time when you're liable to get alcohol-tested when you turn up back at the day job on the Tuesday morning, so have been working them anyway Sad
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#6
Hello I know that Marc Berger has been banned so am a little concerned not to become embroiled in whatever controversy it was but does anybody know what archaeological advice has been put in the West Sussex Districts that had their County Archaeology services withdrawn? I have rung Horsham District Planning and was vaguely told that they get outside contractors but that it was confidential. I ask because I am worried that the county archaeology services might be about to be withdrawn in my area.
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#7
We've got the weird setup 'round here where in one of the counties, most of the District Councils don't use the services of the County Archaeology Service, which makes the whole process a bit strange, there are jobs where you're effectively consultant, contractor and curator all in one since you're the only archaeologist involved in the entire process, and everyone else pretty much has to go along with what you say...has been going on for years, if they don't get it sorted soon someone is eventually going to ask what the county service is actually for Sad
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#8
Dinosaur Wrote:there are jobs where you're effectively consultant, contractor and curator all in one since you're the only archaeologist involved in the entire process, and everyone else pretty much has to go along with what you say...has been going on for years, if they don't get it sorted soon someone is eventually going to ask what the county service is actually for Sad

So in that situation, how do archaeological conditions end up on planning decisions? Do the planners do it unilaterally, or do they have constraint maps? Seems like a rum way of doing things to me.
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#9
Means you're dealing with non-archaeologist planner rather than an archaeological curator so you have to do a lot more explaining. Anyone's guess how they come up with actual wording for Conditions, cut and paste?
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#10
Quote:Means you're dealing with non-archaeologist planner rather than an archaeological curator so you have to do a lot more explaining.

What I'm getting at is how do the planning officers choose which applications to condition if they aren't being advised? There must be some means of selecting them. I should think the conditions themselves are generic.
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