George Whatley @ArchaeoWhatley

“This weeks #findsfriday is only the 2nd Early Medieval hanging bowl mount reported to PAS Cymru from Wales! Even better, the finder has very generously offered to donate it to AC/NMW!”


Prof Michael Lewis FSA MCIfA @Tostig1066, Head of Portable Antiquities Scheme.

“That is brilliant and so wonderful of the finder to do that.”


“Wonderful”? But ALL archaeologists do that by law and nearly all amateur archaeologists do it as a matter of decency whereas most metal detectorists don’t do it. It’s not wonderful, it’s how it ought to be. We have slipped into a false reality where what is right depends on who you are.