Monday, April 24, 2006

Relic Hunters update Kris over at has some comments on the relic hunters story from last week:

Diggin' in Virginia V: Unearthed War Relics See Battle Again. She notes:

If archaeologists are interested in preserving the past, and since legislation stopping the DIV and allied groups has failed and probably will continue to fail, we ought to be working with these perfectly legal relic hunters to improve their recording process, to teach them what archaeology can tell us of the Civil War and to instill an understanding of the preservation ethic. I realize that this will not be a widely accepted answer, and there are problems with finding funding, as Vergil Noble points out, but the educational and knowledge aspects of being able to conduct even a small targeted survey would be wonderful.

See further comments in Comments on original post.