Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Looting of archaeological sites in East Anglia
BBC Look East 17 October 2017
BBC Look East has covered the problem of looting on archaeological sites in East Anglia (October 17, 2017). The report covers the problem of illegal metal-detecting on the site of Great Chesterford, the response from the police (including PC Andy Long of Essex Constabulary) and landowners, as well as from metal-detectorists. Police will be installing cameras at key sites, as well as deploying drones to identify criminal activity.
The message that needs to get through is that archaeological contexts are being lost, and key pieces are not being reported.