An update on the fight against televised looting

I am overwhelmed by the response received in regards to both Spike TV’s American Diggers and National Geographic Channel’s Diggers series.  The outpouring of support from archaeologists, professors, curators, students, enthusiast, and legitimately concerned individuals is overwhelming.  I want to extend my thanks to everyone who has taken time to show their disgust and anger over what is percolating in the television landscape.

Here is an update across the board as to what is happening:

Archaeologists may sometimes be divided on their interpretations of history, but one thing has been made abundantly clear these last few days: when it come to threatening the historical record and the science of archaeology, we stand together.  Don’t let bad science or non-science ever rear its ugly head in the media because more often than not, what the public sees the public does.

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