This is about rock piles and stone mound sites in New England. A balance is needed between keeping them secret and making them public. CONTACT: email@example.com
Many thanks to JimP for his elegant and well argued open letter to the MHC and by extension to the conservative archaeological community in New England in general. He has certainly made the case for Native American stone structures in short few pages.In regards to concerns about research materials being misappropriated and the general reluctance to post it to the web for that reason - I would suggested that we collectively as the rock pile community develop a comprehensive source references document and list all the contributors on it. Much of the source material is in public domain and subject to copyright. However there is a work around solution. If this document contains annotations (i.e. editorial comments about the source material)we can affix a copyright notice to the document.My general belief is such a document should be made available via the web in html or PDF or both. My publishing company is also willing to develop a print edition, assign an ISBN to the publication, file for copyright, and make it available at our production cost. The document could be circulated amongst all the contributors for final approval prior to releasing to the public. I would be willing serve as general editor.
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