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Nicola Kemp-Simonds? to Metal detecting 33 mins Got my first permission yesterday It’s a castle [emoticon] and it’s all mine ! And surrounding woodland. I’m set for life [emoticon][emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]Comments:Chris Davis Good luck post your finds up [emoticon][emoticon]Marc Sands You ate one lucky lady..good. Show More Summary

Ad Meter 2018: Hyundai

What if metal detectors detected something more? See how we surprised our Hyundai owners at this year's Super Bowl LII.        

Farmer Asserts his Rights

Farmer Silas Brown (More clear evidence that Sainsbury’s should be in charge of metal detecting! 04/02/2018) offers other British landowners some good advice about letting artefact hunters walk off with historical artefacts found on their property (which by law are also their property) without some kind of independent valuation. Show More Summary

Deputy Director of The British Museum Experiencing Looting For Herself

Joanna Mackle Deputy Director of The British Museum 'experiencing metal detecting with Adam J. Daubney in Lincolnshire'. One might ask why. No GPS, no pinpointer, no finds pouch, did she have a landowner finds agreement, has she read...Show More Summary

Metal Detecting: 'Not in it Fer th' Munny'? Except when they are

As John Winter narrates it, when detectorists Paul Adams and Andy Sampson stumbled on a hoard of gold coins in a ploughed Suffolk field, they believed their luck was finally in! The discovery must have been very exciting for them. Just a bit! A hoard of 54 ancient gold coins is basically the holy grail for detectorists [...]Show More Summary

Study identifies metallic antiferromagnet with potential for memory devices

Antiferromagnets have generated significant interest for future computing technologies due to their fast dynamics, their ability to generate and detect spin-polarized electric currents, and their robustness against external magnetic fields. Show More Summary

What Kind of Documentation Should 'Responsibly' Metal Detected Finds Have?

Heritage Action explain here ('Establishment STILL betraying farmers!', 28/01/2018) their position regarding so-called 'finds agreements'. So far nobody in the pro-detecting Establishment has deigne3d to respond to the perfectly valid...Show More Summary

Detectorist: Collectors are Rescuing History Opposed by 'Musty Yellow Puddle Dwellers'

Metal detectorist James ('Detecting is an Attitude') Fielding apparently does not think too much of heritage professionals concerned about the erosion of the archaeological record by artefact hunters : 'the old guard, somewhat yellowed and musty, in archaeological circles, organizations and institutions fought tooth and nail against it... Show More Summary

Twisted Metal's David Jaffe forced to lay off "vast majority" of staff

David Jaffe has announced layoffs at his studio The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, following the cancellation of an unannounced project. The "vast majority" of Bartlet Jones staff working on games are now out of work, Jaffe confirmed on Twitter last night. "Heart's breaking for the amazingly talented crew that's out of work :(," he wrote. Read more…

NCMD Feet-draggers Left Behind by New Code

Heritage Action note: 'There’s a new Metal Detecting Code! First, the excellent news…', the good news is that in drawing up the Revised Code last year, 'only those who have the welfare of archaeology in mind have drafted it'. Although,...Show More Summary

Roman coin hoard, lead coffin found by veteran’s group

A group of military veteran metal detectorists have discovered a hoard of 250 Roman coins and a Roman lead coffin in Ilminster, Somerset, England. Detecting for Veterans assembled in an Ilminster field (the exact location is not being disclosed for its protection) this year for its annual Christmas charity dig in aid of The Veterans […]

Wannabe Citizen Archaeologist: "Coad uv Practish?|" Wassat, then M8? Eh?

What is the point about a Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting (sic) in England and Wales when you've got people like this in the hobby? Jack Lee Davies? to Metal detecting 4 mins · Hi evryone. Hope your (sic) all ready for Xmas! Just curious about something and couldn't think of a better place to start the questioning. Show More Summary

Responsible metal-detecting: a revised code of practice

© David Gill The annual heritage day at the RSA earlier this month provided an opportunity to discuss the new Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting in England and Wales (2017) on an informal basis.The endorsements of the revised...Show More Summary

Commercial Artefact Hunting Rallies: Is Participation 'Best Archaeological Practice'?

In the revision of the Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting (sic) in England and Wales', the intention was to define what Mike Lewis announced was 'best archaeological practice' - remember the BM reckons (falsely in my view)...Show More Summary

In a Metal Detectorist's Hand or Pocket

On a metal detecting forum near you, one member has an interesting signature that speaks volume: Gwawrer [...]Its better out of the ground and in your hand for the history or monetary value rather than left in the ground to rot doing nothing for anyone. Show More Summary

Posted on a Metal Detecting Blog Today

What do you think of the UK’s new revised Code of Practice and the altered definitions of “responsibility’ they embody? Why did it appear without fanfare and without the endorsement of the two main detecting bodies, but only archaeological...Show More Summary

The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists

Metal detecting has a contentious history within the heritage community. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Observer There’s been reason for cheer in metal detecting circles, with the news this month that 2016 saw a record number of finds reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Show More Summary

The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists

Metal detecting is enjoying a resurgence, driven by good press and fantastic finds. But archaeologists are not overjoyed at the rise of the hobby detectorists. Why? There’s been reason for cheer in metal detecting circles, with the news this month that 2016 saw a record number of finds reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Show More Summary

Colourful post on the 'Revised Code of "Responsible Metal Detecting"....' Which Appeared Without Fanfare

You would not know it, but there has been an extensive revision of the 'Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting in England and Wales' which now has a new title 'Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting in England and Wales (2017)' and a new numeration of points. Show More Summary

Fluffy Thinking on Metal Detecting: The Legacy of the PAS

In response to the article 'Night hawkers (sic) defile (sic) Cirencester's Roman amphitheatre' one Graham Burgess naively following the official line replies True. But don't decry all detectorists. Recent report from PAS shows that 98% of reported finds were from them. Show More Summary

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