In a couple of extraordinary posts, first Peter Tompa, then Wayne Sayles come out with a set of accusations ('Mischief Making' and 'Cyber Sabotage') though it is not at all clear who they are accusing of what and why. It's really difficult to work out from the recent exchanges just what is going on. What however is notable is the conspiracy theory the ACCG invented to account for it.
.Dugup ancient antiquity dealer Wayne Sayles, 'Organizations submit Amici Briefs to Appellate Court', fellow dugup dealer Dave Welsh ('Baltimore Test Case Amicus Brief Texts') and the coin dealers' lobbyist, lawyer Peter Tompa ('ACC... Read Post
The extensive use of ad hominem arguments by the lobbying commentators (Arthur Houghton III, John Howland, Wayne Sayles and Peter Tompa) associated with the so-called Cultural Property Observer blog, attempting to drag each issue do... Read Post
The unacademic blatherings of the lobbyists for the dugup antiquities trade extends to building anti-academic conspiracy theories on guesswork. In a comment to Peter Tompa's attack on Nathan Elkins, senior coin dealer Wayne Sayles w... Read Post