I want to thank the authors for their reflective responses to the issue of archaeological storage. I was concerned that my intentionally provocative opening salvo in discussing “someone else's problem” (implied by Green on p. 64) was going to reveal a wound that exists, yet remains predominantly under-examined and untreated. Surprisingly, many of the reactions were in agreement, particularly on at least one point—there is a global archaeological curation crisis. The problem of storage is exacerbated by a number of factors: a lack of institutional funding, the often unbridled desire to excavate, and what is referred to in legal circles as “willful ignorance,” that is, our ability as a discipline to turn a blind eye to the problem of what to do with all of the stuff we recover as part of our archaeological practices.

I was inspired by the knowledge, insightful comments, and suggestions of the authors, but I...

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