I’m serious guys, this is really fucking important.
Archaeological sites can only be dug up once. They want to go in with metal detectors, locate ‘treasure’, bulldoze it, and sell it. If there’s an artefact there, it’s a fucking site. It needs to be dug up properly. Everything needs to be documented. Even the colour of the fucking dirt needs to be recorded. Otherwise we lose all kinds of really valuable information and in doing so, we lose a bit of our human past. Our last tiny thread of connection with the people of the past is going to be bulldozed so Spike TV can make money.
Please please please please please go sign that petition. God knows if it will actually make a difference, but at least we’ll be making some noise. The past belongs to everyone: it’s not there so a select few get some dollars in their bank account.
I know this blog hasn’t been updated in forever and I apologise.
I will come back and write tongue-in-cheek retellings of ancient history soon.
But right now, there are still a fair number of you following, and we need numbers. Spike TV is starting a series that follows a former wrestler and a salvage crew as they decimate sites for artifacts they can sell for profit.
It’s horrible. They are going to do a hell of a lot of damage.
Please please sign this petition, you guys. The archaeological world and the world in general really needs this show to not happen.
Woah woah woah, hold the fucking phone here. Am I reading this correctly—they want to dig up historical sites and then sell it all for profits?
“American Digger” follows the American Savage team, led by former professional wrestler-turned-modern- day relic hunter Ric Savage as they scour target-rich areas, such as battlefields and historic sites, in hopes of striking it rich by unearthing and selling rare pieces of American history.
Exsqueeze me? Baking powder? No, no, no.
I’m all for people who have the skill and the know how digging up sites and then putting it in a museum but this whole Indiana Jones on cocaine shit has got to stop. If I can’t go to Kennesaw Mountain and pick up something I see in clear view then you can’t ruin a battlefield for television. You don’t sell rare pieces of American history—or history in general.
Giving this a bump because I have like 8000+ followers and this is the shit I cannot stand. Thanks for @spaceloev for messaging me the post.