Monday, April 12, 2010
Archaeological Progress Has Its Drawbacks in Britain
While inarguably paving the way with laws forcing any private or public construction projects to employ archaeologists to evaluate the sites beforehand, Britain falls short when it comes to making those data useful. Now academics complain they have little to no access to the loads of "grey" data collected by private archaeologists, commissioned by companies seeking to build a new mall or office park. Within this mass of hidden information might lie the key to mysteries such as stonehenge - if only it can be peer reviewed.