'Museum Aiming to keep Bronze Age Treasures in West', Western Daily Press February 13, 2014):
"The [Wylye Valley] hoard is outstanding, and in beautiful condition," said Richard Henry, Wiltshire's finds liaison officer. "Not only is it a very significant addition to this type of hoard, it's also one of the largest with a wide variety of ornaments,"
Hooray, whooppee, eh? Wottalotta luvverly stuff! BIG pat on the head and a hefty cash handout for the and make sure the objects (which are everybody's heritage) are saved from private hands. It's down to museum director Adrian Green to say what should be the quote coming from the Scheme:
"Partners". If the city's museum cannot raise enough money, then the British Museum has indicated it will step in
"Sadly the metal-detectorists did not leave the hoard in situ when it was discovered. This meant that the archaeologists who subsequently excavated the find spot were denied valuable clues as to the deposition and the structure of the hoard."Crosby Garrett all over again. When will this STOP?
2) To raise awareness among the public of the educational value of archaeological finds in their context and facilitate research in them.Vignette: hole digging