Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Friday, February 13, 2015
The Lenborough Hoard and loss of knowledge
The Lenborough Hoard Source: www.finds.org.uk
I noticed that The Times (London has covered the Lenborough Hoard (Jack Malvern, "Metal-detector row led to £1m Anglo Saxon coin hoard", 11 February 2015). Much of the story recycles the British Museum press release but it includes a section on Paul Barford, an "archaeological blogger". The Times draws attention to the information that has been lost by the scooping of the coins into a carrier bag.