Year: 2009

The Diggers’ Forum responds to IfA statement concerning archaeological salaries

The Diggers’ Forum have responded to the Institute for Archaeologist’s statement concerning archaeological salaries. This statement, made on 10/11/09, outlined that the pay minima for archaeologists, in accordance with different levels of archaeological responsibility, should be frozen at the current rates for the coming financial year. “…in view of the extraordinarily challenging economic environment, there …

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13th Century Arab site under threat of destruction in Spain

News Update: After large scale protests and wide spread publicity, the campaign has been successful: On Wednesday night, the official news came that work had been halted to allow proper recording of this site. See http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_24282.shtml Rescue has been alerted to the threat to an Arab site from development of a carpark in Murcia, Spain. …

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PPS Alert

The Consultation period for a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 15: Planning for the Historic Environment ended on the 31st October. Rescue responded, together with an array of institutions with interests in the future  of British Archaeology. We have tried to collate below as many links as possible to relevant responses. However, please do not …

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Heritage Bill Dead?

The Queen’s Speech, setting out the Government’s legislative programme for the forthcoming year, has once again failed to include provisions to enact the much delayed Heritage Bill. There was little prior expectation this time around of the Bill appearing however, with very few within the heritage profession still clinging to the suggestion that this ill-fated …

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Government U-turn on PPS 15

RESCUE is pleased to see that the government has acknowledged the widespread concern over the content of the proposed PPS expressed by bodies concerned with heritage and conservation. We welcome the comment by the spokesman for the The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) quoted in the Daily Telegraph “The redraft is extremely welcome news, though we …

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Rescue responds to PPS15

Rescue have responded to the Consultation paper on a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 15: Planning for the Historic Environment. The Department for Communities and Local Governement says “PPS15 reflects a more modern, integrated approach which defines the historic environment in terms of heritage assets to be conserved in accordance with a set of principles …

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Rescue Responds to the Permitted Development Consultation

The Department for Local Government and Communities is current consulting on proposals to improve permitted development. You can find out more, and download the original consultation here: http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/improvingdevelopmentconsultation You can read Rescue’s response below. Communities & Local Government Improving Permitted Development Consultation Comments by RESCUE: the Briti…

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Heritage Counts 2009

Heritage Counts 2009 has been released by English Heritage. Rescue will be commenting on it as soon as possible. http://tinyurl.com/667zew

First Aid for Finds

FIRST AID FOR FINDS by David Watkinson and Virginia Neal ISBN 1-871656-28-1 An essential handbook for the recording and care of finds on site. A must for every unit, beginner and professional, fully revised 1998, now supplied in a durable pvc ring-bound cover suitable for on-site use. Published jointly with UKIC Archaeology Section (text revised …

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