Thursday, 12 June 2014

Grey literature

grey literature
graphic: Con-struct
"The biggest problem in British archaeology is the grey literature problem. Since the launch of PPG 16 and developer funded archaeology in 1990, hundreds of millions of pounds have been spent on developer funded archaeology.  And though a few flagship projects have been properly published, the vast majority of excavations exist only in ‘grey literature’ that is reports contributed by the excavators to local planning authorities in order to get planning permission. These reports are mostly totally unknown and often in practice inaccessible to local societies and independent archaeologists."
Council for Independent Archaeology
The Council for Independent Archaeology's 2014 conference at Wallingford, Oxfordshire on Saturday 6th September 2014 at St. Leonard's Church Hall will be addressing this problem and you can read the preliminary programme here.

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