Friday, March 16, 2007

(Yet another) Walker "Site" update Let the evidence speak at the Walker Hill Site
Individuals have made gravely incongruous statements about the scientific process being followed, and what can be learned from it. The irony in this situation is that the people making these statements have themselves unabashedly disregarded the scientific process.
We are professional archaeologists, with over 40 years of collective experience in 16 states, as well as overseas. We caution against accepting the OSA's pronouncements as scientifically valid. He fails to substantiate his arguments, and therefore he has no basis for dismissal of the site. The motivations behind the attacks are not known or understood, but we remain dedicated to the scientific method, and we will not be deterred by poorly constructed criticism.
To quote a fellow scientist regarding the controversy surrounding the site, "The nice thing about science is that the evidence tells the story." Let the evidence speak. That is what we, the researchers, are trying to do.

Well. . . .it'd be great if evidence did speak for itself, but most artifacts, I find, don't come out of the ground with tags explaining what they were.