“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largest source of destruction of the archaeological heritage today is through looting – the illicit, unrecorded and unpublished excavation to provide antiquities for commercial profit.”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apply to Britain – where most destruction of the archaeological heritage through metal detecting is unrecorded and unpublished but licit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.


Culture Vulture

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

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 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.