Sunday, 11 December 2011

Tony Pollard wants to dig up the Falklands

I'm only mentioning this story because I think the ambition here is just fundamentally wrong - Tony Pollard from Glasgow University wants to dig up the battlefields of the Falklands next year during the 30th anniversary of the conflict. The full story is at www.scotsman.com/scotland-on-sunday/review/tv-reviews/tv_project_to_dig_up_falklands_battle_sites_1_2002418.

I worked in the past on archaeology TV programmes, including Meet the Ancestors and Time Flyers, and undoubtedly there will be much to learn from the sites he wants to look at - but maybe this is one that future generations of celebrity archaeologists can make their name from, when it has further faded into the past?

Chris

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