I am sure most of you have seen this horrendous video-
The show “Nazi War Diggers” and other “Digger” shows promote general treasure hunting and metal detector techniques in the finding and removal of archaeological items.
In this one episode, the stars of “Nazi War Diggers” excavate a grave. Hacking away at the dirt right around the bones with a pick axe and vigorously shaking the bones loose from the dirt for removal was gut wrenching to watch. No context recorded.. nothing! They have no bioarchaeological or forensic training and completely prove their ignorance through their behavior.
Please sign the petition linked below to show your opposition to this show and others like it.
"Archaeological sites are fragile, non-renewable resources that take decades, centuries and sometimes millennia to form. Yet a careless digger with a shovel can damage or destroy them in minutes. On federal and state lands such vandalism of our national heritage is on the increase, in part because of programs like The National Geographic Channel’s Diggers, The Travel Channel’s Dig Wars and Spike TV’s American Diggers. These three programs on cable glorify destructive relic collecting and promote looting of our future. For example: a recent episode of “Dig Wars’” followed the exploit of gleeful metal detector enthusiasts as they grabbed artifacts from a private portion of Fort Phantom Hill in Taylor County, Texas. There was no attempt at proper site recording or documentation. All they were after was the loot."