Sweden has plenty of money to spend on “refugee” parasites but none to spend on museums and storage to preserve ancient artifacts found by archaeologists. Warning: The translation is rough.
Samtidigt that the debate about the burning of books is raging in the media throws Swedish archaeologists amulettringar and other ancient antiquities. It feels wrong and sad to destroy thousands of years of ritual arts and crafts, and I’m not alone in feeling so.
“What you do is to waste our story! Says Johan Runer, archaeologist at Stockholm County Museum.
Amulet rings from the Iron Age, like Viking weights and coins, belong to the kind of bargain that, as far as Runer knows, was previously always saved.
He tried to make an alarm in a debate article in the journal Popular Archeology (No. 4/2016), showing how arbitrary thinning occurred. Especially in archeological studies before construction and road projects, the focus is on quickly and cheaply removing the heritage so that the machine tools can handle.
He works for himself in this kind of excavations. Nobody in the exposed archeology industry wants to get a reputation as an uncomfortable “bargain” but now he can not be quiet anymore.
“It’s quite crazy, but this industry has had a marketplace. We are playing business, says Runer.
Often, especially in the case of minor excavations, it is a standing order from the county administrative boards that as few discoveries as possible should be taken.
If you think it seems unlikely, I recommend reading the National Archives Office’s open archive, such as report 2016: 38. An archaeological preamble of settlement of bronze and iron age before rebuilt by Flädie on the E6 outside Lund.
In the bargain table, coins, knives, ornamental ink, a ring and a weight from the Viking Age or early Middle Ages have been placed in the column “Gallrade”.
Just about the weights and weights, research is going on, “says Lena Holmquist, archaeologist at Stockholm University, focusing on the Viking era.
But that puzzle piece is gone.
At another digging in the millennial cultural village Molnby in Vallentuna, several amulet rings were dropped from the Iron Age. Amulet rings were ritual items used during the Vendel and Viking times.
Johan Anund, Regional Director of the Company Archaeologists at the State Historical Museums who made the thinning, say archaeologists at all times have to make priorities for not drowning in objects.
It is the county boards that make procurement of archaeological companies to carry out archaeological investigations. An easy way to lower the cost is to reduce the number of items to be preserved.
Ceramics require no preservation and are usually saved. However, iron and metal must be treated after perhaps a thousand years in the field. So if the company puts in its bid funds for conserving two metal objects but finding twelve then they have to throw ten. In metal recycling.
This story is nicely covered by the Daily Westerner, which notes:
t also follows recent claims from Leftists that ancient marble statues made thousands of years ago are actually racist and were specifically used to “whitewash history”. Other examples where History is targeted include the Left using violence and threats in order to get Southern generals statues removed from various locations in the United States.
Lately, the BBC used an incompetent feminist professor’s views to create an “educational cartoon” where, among other things, Roman centurions in Britain are black. This is one episode of a series where some Picts and Norman Barons are also black.