Archaeological field workers don’t get enough money or recognition

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Congratulations to Frances McIntosh for her success investigating the overlooked workers at Hadrian’s Wall in 1907 (English Heritage brings Roman town’s lost Edwardian navvies to life, 7 April). I look forward to seeing the exhibition at Corbridge in the summer. But I should point out that most field workers, without whom archaeological excavations cannot be done, are overlooked and are on badly paid short-term contracts. They continue to do the work because the satisfaction of being physically in touch with the past is incomparable.
Dr Quetta Kaye
Secretary, International Association for Caribbean Archaeology

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