Protecting burials a waste of money

Government should rein in the waste of time worrying about old burial grounds.

Re: View Royal pays thousands to refute archeology claims, News, Nov. 23, 2011.

Government should rein in the waste of time worrying about old burial grounds.

People’s bones are scattered all over the land, especially nomadic people such as prospectors and hunter-gatherers. The presence of artifacts such as stone tools does not mean a burial site, more likely an encampment.

Stone tools might be from visitors — I doubt current records would show that. Or from children playing with what they found somewhere else, such as on a camping trip.

Bones could be from animals used for food, or just pets who died. Is it even possible to determine the source?

The proper way of life is to look forward, doing something to help people stay alive and help future generations.

People who have died no longer exist — even religious people say their soul went elsewhere.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich

 

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