Not every find should go to the scholars first, but to who every finds them. They should have the right to decide what should be done with the find.
as a trained archaeologist suprisingly i agree, but it is a shame to have lost the knowledge that was also looted. In a perfect world archaeological finds wouldnt be confiscated upon reporting by the public. having family in large construction, i cant begin to count how many stories ive heard of teams finding potential sites only to either rebury them quietly or plow right over them. having done construction historical surveys, it is very easy, quick and generally painless to review and record most finds. with GPS and digital photography, there is very little need to do extensive field work on most finds. But, over zealous Indian Jones wannabees believe that every dropped piece of worked flint is the holy grail and should stop all construction for miles around, just in case.