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It’s because inflation has reduced the wages of these highly educated, dedicated professionals to an unsustainable level. That’s bad enough, but it’s even worse when you remember the financial rewards which come to the self-seekers below are entirely inflation-proofed and have been for decades!

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How ironic that dozens of archaeologists on very modest salaries are employed to offer encouragement to such people as if doing so is the norm elsewhere in the world. Anyone think Britain is bonkers?

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More Heritage Journal views on artefact collecting
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