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Anglo-Saxon artefacts found in Norfolk declared treasure

University of East Anglia student, and metal detectorist, Tom Lucking. Image credit Antony Kelly

Emma Knights, Arts Correspondent for the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich, England, reports on the discovery of Anglo-Saxon artefacts in Norfolk. 186 more words

Ancient Artefacts

In defence of our national encyclopaedia

Some say we should highlight the good in unregulated metal detecting, not just the bad. We’d love to, but we live in a reality which PAS and many others ignore: the good is far outweighed by the bad and praising the activity year after year aids and abets the bad. 164 more words

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Sussex police granted extra funding to combat Heritage Crime.

Following on from our story last year on the issue of day hawkers in Dorset, it appears that the problem is spreading eastwards across the country being made apparent by reports that Sussex police have been granted an “absolutely absurd amount” of tax payers money to help combat against a recent spree of heritage crime incidents which have been  happening in broad daylight at protected sites across the southern county. 657 more words

Metal Detecting

Farmer Brown: "charity detecting rallies", the damaging fiction no-one mentions.

Dear Friends,

This week a bloke with a plastic halo and a large finds bag asked if I’d host a detecting rally “for charity”. I pointed out that he wasn’t the first and that every other detecting rally is now pitched to landowners and local communities as “for charity”, clearly to increase the likelihood that people would allow them to be held. 216 more words

Metal Detecting

Object of the month. Massive gold torc


A 3,000 year-old gold torc recently found by a metal detectorist in a Cambridgeshire field

Image credit Dominic Lipinski/PA


The torc is so big that one expert thinks it may have been worn to protect a pregnant woman. 68 more words

Ancient Artefacts

5,000 year-old British hill fort damaged

Section of the rampart of Cissbury Ring Iron Age hill fort, near Worthing, West Sussex, England
Image credit Simon Burchell. Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0. 138 more words

Ancient Monuments

A Review of the PAS Conference 2016

by Alan Simkins

“Can Detectorists be Archaeologists?” You’d think the answer would be a simple “Yes, assuming they adopt the habits and ethics of professional archaeologists… 1,461 more words

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