Map Dowsing

What follows was previously posted on Stout Standards in the Malamute Saloon. It’s weird stuff for sure, but for some, it works.

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Megan! Wally’s wild!

“I do not know what leads the artefact hunter to consider Megan Fox as an authority on archaeology,”  writes Paul Barford superciliously. [Presumably, he means the eminent metal detecting journo and writer John Winter. JH]

Seems Megan Fox was only doing what Barford’s always doing; exercising the right to pass an opinion; only she had  a valid point. Amusingly, it got right up the self-important Warsaw Wally’s nose.

Yo! Let’s hear it for Megan.

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Arkies & Porkies

A fun read: –

https://www.sciencealert.com/megan-fox-thinks-archaeologists-are-too-narrow-minded-to-understand-history

I dunno about arkies being too narrow-minded to understand history, but one or two of the slimier specimens certainly don’t understand metal-detecting.

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Gobby is as Gobby Does

Danial Grant writing on the Huffpost blog reported that: –

“antiquities is “the only area of the art world that deals entirely with stolen goods.” Perhaps that is an exaggeration — certainly, many ancient objects were never looted from historic sites or even dug out of the ground — but it is a bit of hyperbole that has a growing level of acceptance, to some degree with the public and overwhelmingly with archaeologists. Clemency Coggins, professor of archaeology and art history at Boston University, who made this comment, describes herself as a moderate on this issue because she believes that some antiquities can be legally owned. However, in her ideal world, antiquities dealers would “get out of the business.”

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