“The single largest source of destruction of the archaeological heritage today is through looting – the illicit, unrecorded and unpublished excavation to provide antiquities for commercial profit.”
This of course doesn’t apply to Britain - where most destruction of the archaeological heritage through metal detecting is unrecorded and unpublished but licit.
Nothing like any third world country then.
Thatcher’s children return to Avebury
Nighthawks are “site burglars” say detectorists. Wrong again!
More Wiltshire local history being flogged off “for charity”
Staffordshire Hoard: Parting the Piggy Bank
Heritage Action vindicated at Portable Antiquities conference
Largest detecting forum confesses to undermining PAS
PAS to support metal detecting sales push
Metal detecting and helping Trump: two new school subjects?
Wiltshire metal detecting rally flouts archaeological guidelines
Metal detecting at the end of the noughties: bad just got worse
Metal detecting: a letter to English Heritage
£3.2 m reward for Staffordshire hoard should be £32 million!
The Staffordshire Hoard: my Irish Eyes see an Illegal Activity
Legalised detecting? “Non merci, we’re French (and care!)“
Reward payment delays “unacceptable say detectorists!
Detectorist Michael Darke on what YOUR £500,000 means to him
Detectorists dig up 11,000 ancient artefacts. Fortnightly!
Half a million artefacts removed since Britain pulled out of Basra
Metal Detecting: more evidence it’s all for the love of history?
Metal Detecting: now the dealers are heroes too!
Metal Detecting: support from abroad – but look who it’s from!
NEWS: Metal detectorist jailed for six months
Metal detecting for money: Isobel, 7, shames the sham heroes.
Metal detecting is purely about love of history: UPDATE
Metal detecting is purely about love of history: computer says no!
Mr Browning, heritage hero – UPDATE
French metal detectorists seek archaeological asylum in Britain!
Metal detecting: annoyed by the rules? Make up your own!
Nighthawking: much ado about the wrong thing.