A running record of Heritage Journal Articles on the subject of Metal Detecting and Antiquities Collecting  (most recent first.)

French accuse English of cultural piracy

Farmer Brown: 17 detectorists who have never found ANYTHING!

Erosion Counter reaches huge milestone but see who helped contruct it!

Britain’s “Grin and Bear it” solution to unmitigated destruction

Applying a DIM test to metal detectorists

Identify the MD muppet

An urgent message for British farmers

A Community Archaeology project to reduce nighthawking!

Glasgow University, nighthawking and moral philosophy

No, York University is NOT endorsing metal detecting!

Americans warned that conservation is a communist plot

Farmer Brown: metal detecting throws up a genius?

Brer Metal Detectorist asks for non-stick tar

Nighthawking and artefact theft: an open letter

Farmer Brown: Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!

Guess the stone circle competition Part 2

Farmer Brown: For the Nth time, the finds are the landowner’s, OK?

Metal detecting: a crack in the dam?

Farmer Brown: Joy that a sinner repenteth (and a drinking song)

A proven way to massively increase English Heritage’s funding

Farmer Brown: silence is complicity

More academic discussion of Heritage Ethics!

Farmer Brown, artefact hunting and the pig that asks “Cui bono”?

Britain’s Portable Antiquities policy: an intimation of journey’s end?

So what IS “responsible detecting”?

Has Metal Detecting fallen prey to kakistocracy?

Metal detecting and a mess born of professional arrogance

Is there a hole in The Post Hole’s poll?

Heritage Journal declines to defend Artefact Erosion Counter

Farmer Brown to hold a metal detecting rally

How to set up a Portable Antiquities Scheme

Benefactors being slandered by beneficiaries?

Pick ‘n mix ethicality

2013

An end of year light at the end of the tunnel

Me, me me!

Embarrassing Inconsistencies #3: licence and license

Farmer Brown: the “biggest detecting scam in the world” contest

No European culture thanks, we’re British!

So what exactly is our problem with artefact hunting?

Crosby Garrett Helmet: Rum and rummer

Farmer Brown: Heritage bloke admits he’s a bore

Frickin’ Heritage Action?!

No need to apologise Mr Vaizey, you were a help

Ed Vaisey insults every archaeologist

The most irresponsible metal detecting events in the universe

Scouts metal detecting: to the parents.

The Erosion Counter is wrong!

Church Commissioners being short-changed by Mammon?

Farmer Brown finds the perfect question!

The Cacheology Society of the United Kingdom

Embarrassing Inconsistencies #1: the definition of Heritage Crime

Farmer Brown’s mum attacks historians and saints

Every community attacked!

Bettany Hughes damages archaeology!

Staffordshire Joke

Middle England mugged!

Farmer Brown gets VERY confused. Can anyone help him?

Ethical detecting makes me want to throw up!

At last, Paul Barford and Mike Heyworth in total agreement

Farmer Brown: “Think you’re insured against damage by artefact hunters?

America backs us!

Farmer Brown: “taking without permission is stealing – duh!”

Mumbo steps out of the shadows!

Another plea to the Archaeology Forum: action needed.

Lawful and awful

Spare a thought for the Finds Liaison Officers

Farmer Brown: why Somerset landowners should beware of history locusts!

Nighthawk issued with metal detecting permit

Farmer Brown on calls for a Twinstead dénouement without scruples

An apology

Central Searchers demolish the crass barrier again

CBA confirms the Artefact Erosion Counter is a “reasonable basis”!

Farmer Brown on why finds agreements should never be signed

A picture to be viewed with contempt

How to reduce nighthawking: stop using the word!

More nighthawking on the Staffordshire Hoard field

Gold! Do Britain’s Secret Treasures reveal Britain’s secret rift?

Recent nighthawking on the Staffordshire Hoard field

Why you might not get to know your FLO

Heritage High Treason in Bedfordshire?

Has part of the Staffordshire Hoard been stolen – UPDATE

Has part of the Staffordshire Hoard been stolen?

2012

Heritage crime and punishment gets a bit more logical

Breaking news: now here’s a funny thing

Is the end of “responsible metal detecting” nigh?

Heritage Action threatened on two continents

Looting Boosted

Hurrah! Reporting to PAS made compulsory!

A Landowner’s guide to Finds Agreements – Part 2

Farmer Brown writes again

This morning Wiltshire and Britain are a little better off

“Theft from landowners”: how come no-one tells us farmers about it?

Nighthawk caught. Great job, but

NCMD admits massive untruth

NCMD to make reporting all finds to PAS compulsory

Codes to pose with

Regton’s acknowledge Heritage Action was quite right

“Britain’s secret treasures” creates Brum boom

Britain’s lost treasures

Festival of British Oikism

Now government promotes egg collecting for profit!

Hypocrites and heroes in Furness

PAS says we’re trolls!

Archaeoposing

Shambolic and inappropriate stewardship of potential Treasure

How simple logic exposes Britain’s portable antiquities falsehoods

Sickening

A second open letter to the Heritage Forum

Don’t build jubilee beacons on heritage sites!

Wow! America says we’ve been right all along!

Does it matter to Britain if the Yanks are crass? Yes and no.

The STOP Campaign that didn’t get strangled at birth!

A NEW “Stop taking our Past” Campaign – this time with universal support!

A Landowners’ Guide to “Finds Agreements”(Part 1)

The mystery of the missing outreach

2011

BBC no longer insulting amateur archaeologists

Horses for Coarseness

Mass theft at Twinstead Rally and what it means

A way for artefact hunters to become utterly adorable

A way for artefact hunters to become lovable

UK Detectornet forum provides an excuse for irresponsible behaviour – again!

Metal detecting: a sad 10th anniversary

Guilty M’Lord…….and Please, Dr Heyworth…….and Please Prince Charles  

Why it matters 

Disgusting    

Metal detecting: honesty IS the best policy.

Charity Metal Detecting rallies: a racket exposed.

Largest metal detecting forum admits major cover-up

BBC finally gets it – amateur archaeologists don’t pocket archaeology

French organisation condemns British promotion of Treasure Hunting

BBC misleads viewers – but who misled the BBC?

Sir Barry Cunliffe on the definition of heritage theft

PAS’s response to Question #1

Question for PAS #1

The Heritage Sector’s rouge element

Three cheers for amateur archaeologists!

Big Society yes. No society, no!

Farmer Eric Robinson on the people who found the Crosby Garrett helmet

Metal-detecting – fantaisies-fictions-et-faussetes

A bit more evidence the tanker is turning?

Deep metal detecting: an open letter to the Archaeology Forum 

Running detecting rallies: it’s a living innit?

The Erosion Counter – still ticking relentlessly despite the denials

2010

Association of Ethical Purchasers of British Portable Antiquities

Opposing certain heritage threats now “unaffordable”

Metal Detecting and poetry

Outreach: the term turns

Culture spokesperson gets mobbed in House of Lords

Ethical Metal Detecting Association launched!

Minelab announces a major and disastrous technological advance!

Beyond the mumbo jumbo – Part 2

Crosby Garrett helmet sold, museum loses out, hero gets rich

Beyond the mumbo jumbo – Part 1

A sincere apology from Heritage Action to metal detectorists

Helmet Ransom

World’s patrimony still exposed to pillage

The Crosby Garrett Helmet (Hiccus!)

Good news: English Heritage to focus upon Education, Education, Education

Whose interest will PAS protect? Landowners or detectorists?

Metal detecting: a simple test of heritage heroism

Metal detecting: a letter to Ireland

Metal detecting: an Irish solution to an English problem (part 4)

Metal Detecting: An Irish Solution to an English Problem (part 3)

Metal Detecting: An Irish Solution to an English Problem (part 2)

Metal Detecting: An Irish Solution to an English Problem (part 1)

More rip-off rallies

Central Searchers goes underground!

Home truths from abroad

Bank holiday Crassfest…

Careless words cost history

Metal detecting: a quiet earthquake

Quote of the Week: Lord Renfrew

Culture Vulture

Thatcher’s children return to Avebury 5 years and 265 years on

Nighthawks should be called “Site burglars” say detectorists. Wrong again!

More Wiltshire local history being flogged off “for charity”

Staffordshire Hoard: Parting the Piggy Bank

Lucrative heroism?

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 Mr Trump: two additions to the school timetable?

Wiltshire metal detecting rally flouts archaeological guidelines

2009

Metal detecting at the end of the noughties: bad just got worse

Metal Detecting: a letter to English Heritage

Staffordshire hoard: reward shouldn’t be £3.2m but £32m claims detectorist!

The Staffordshire Hoard and Detecting? My Irish Eyes see an Illegal Activity

Legalised metal detecting? “No thanks, we’re French (and care for our history)”

National Council for Metal Detecting say reward delays are “unacceptable”!

Detectorist Michael Darke on what his share of YOUR £500,000 means to him

Detectorists dig up 11,000 artefacts in two week period. Every fortnight!

Metal detecting: half a million artefacts removed since UK exited 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.

Heritage heroism: it depends who you talk to.

At last! Britain to stamp on nighthawks

2008

Mr John Browning, true heritage hero

Heritage Action nuzzled by a dead sheep

Is a code for responsible detecting too much to ask?

Britain shamed by Germany

Bound for the USA  http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=181

2007

Ten million artefacts taken  http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=174

2006

A very good day for metal detecting  http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=148

Metal detectorists aim for a second own goal!   http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=129

2005

Thankyou for your patience   http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=18

Encouraging responsible metal detecting  http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=94

Shameful heritage plunder near Avebury  http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=73