A running record of Heritage Journal Articles on the subject of Metal Detecting and Antiquities Collecting (most recent first):
Metal detecting reform: China points the way https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/metal-detecting-reform-china-points-the-way/
So farmers are history hating ignorami are they? https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/so-farmers-are-history-hating-ignorami-are-they/
Should we employ choirs of angels to praise detectorists full time? https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/should-we-employ-choirs-of-angels-to-praise-detectorists-full-time/
In defence of our national encyclopaedia https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/in-defence-of-our-national-encyclopaedia/
Farmer Brown: Charity Rallies – the damaging fiction no-one mentions https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/farmer-brown-charity-detecting-rallies-the-damaging-fiction-no-one-mentions/
A review of the PAS Conference 2016 https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/a-review-of-the-pas-conference-2016/
The wrong Portable Antiquities Conference is being held tomorrow https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/the-wrong-portable-antiquities-conference-is-being-held-tomorrow/
Breaking News: PAS debate in Ireland cancelled as British guest speakers “bullied”! https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/breaking-news-pas-debate-in-ireland-cancelled-as-british-guest-speakers-bullied/
Why is PAS lobbying against Europe’s conservation laws? https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/why-is-pas-lobbying-against-europes-conservation-laws/
The PAS Conference 2016: delivering the truth in code. https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/the-pas-conference-2016-delivering-the-truth-in-code/
Enhanced technology leaves remaining Staffs Hoard even more open to theft https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/enhanced-technology-leaves-remaining-staffordshire-hoard-even-more-open-to-theft/
Farmer Brown: a new detecting code! But will it be emasculated again? https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/farmer-brown-theyre-revising-the-detecting-code-at-last-but-will-it-be-emasculated-again/
Metal detecting: a miasma of statistics and lies. https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/metal-detecting-a-miasma-of-statistics-and-lies/
The Erosion Counter is wrong! https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/the-erosion-counter-is-wrong-but-not-in-the-way-they-say/
A very British spectacle https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/a-very-british-spectacle-hundreds-of-foreign-detectorists-helping-themselves-in-the-cotswolds/
French make fools of the Brexiting British. https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/french-make-fools-of-the-brexiting-british/
We’re an Exam Question! https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/09/10/were-an-exam-question/
PAS still promoting cranial trapanation. https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/5-years-on-and-pas-is-still-cheerleading-for-cranial-trepanation/
Metal detecting: redressing “the murder of memories” in Syria and Britain. https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/redressing-the-murder-of-memories-in-syria-and-britain/
Now TWO official bodies have shown Glasgow University is in the wrong! https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/now-two-official-bodies-have-shown-glasgow-university-is-in-the-wrong/
Farmer Brown: beware the maths! https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/farmer-brown-beware-the-maths/
Citizen conservationists? We accept! https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/citizen-conservationists-we-accept/
BM twigs about citizen archaeology https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/breaking-news-the-british-museum-twigs-at-last-about-citizen-archaeology/
British Museum playing supportive role in killing for fun? https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/british-museum-playing-a-supportive-role-in-killing-for-fun/
The Brexpig: not all bad. https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/the-brexpig-not-all-bad/
British Museum insults archaeologists https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/now-the-british-museum-insults-every-archaeologist-and-heritage-professional/
Please give an update on the #35,ooo stolen at Twinstead https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/please-give-an-update-on-the-35000-stolen-by-detectorists-at-twinstead-police-why-do-you-want-this-information/
Hurrah! A great day for metal detecting https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/hurrah-a-great-day-for-metal-detecting/
Kakistocracy rules! https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/kakistocracy-rules/
“Nighthawks” vindicated https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/nighthawks-vindicated/
How many British treasure rewards are far too high? All of them? https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/06/04/how-many-british-treasure-payouts-are-far-too-high-all-of-them/
What else can we offer you Mr Nighthawk? https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/what-else-can-we-offer-you-mr-nighthawk-luncheon-vouchers-subsidised-travel/
British artefact hunting “the envy of the world” https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/british-artefact-hunting-the-envy-of-the-world/
British Museum ignoring Ireland’s right to self determination https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/05/07/british-museum-ignoring-irelands-right-to-self-determination/
“Archae-ology for all”: a license to be ugly? https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/archae-ology-for-all-a-license-to-be-ugly/
The Finding a Hoard Guidelines reiterated https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/the-finding-a-hoard-guidelines-reiterated/
Silas Brown’s bloody scandal https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/silas-browns-bloody-scandal/
The wages of oikism https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/the-wages-of-oikism/
Farmer Brown: I ain’t signing that! https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/03/19/farmer-brown-i-aint-signing-that
Knowledge has never been more threatened https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/knowledge-has-never-been-more-threatened/
OFCOM opts to back yob culture https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/ofcom-opts-to-back-yob-culture/
L’Angleterre, ah, la perfide Angleterre
Farmer Brown: Britain’s selective view of Heritage Crime
Metal detecting and the polluter pays principle
Farmer Brown: a VERY unusual metal detecting club!
Archaeology (and avoiding it) made simple
A review of battlefield recovery
Another fine bash at Weyhill Fair
Tele-hooligans repeat the Lenborough lie
Lenborough comes to Latvia
Official view of best practice amended
Good news for archaeology! But will it be crushed?
Does a detecting club owe landwners £32500?
BBC comedy ends in tragedy
PAS is shrinking. It matters. What’s to be done?
Farmer Brown to speak at the PAS Conference!
PAS in a tangle: they say the Emperor IS and ISN’T naked!
Lenborough: a lesson unlearned
Why does no-one warn farmers to get independent valuations?
Mr Lincoln’s two opposite views of metal detecting
Nighthawking: it’s all hogwash!
Farmer Graham tells archaeologist Mark Horton …
There goes the neighbourhood
“New PAS” lays bare the grim reality of their “partnership”. Deliberately?
Farmer Brown: metal detecting in support of the obnoxious
More myth peddling: two policemen and a detectorist
Three early tests for the new management of PAS
Myth peddlers: two archaeos and two detectorists
Archaeologist criticises Irish Detectorists. Rightly?
Farmer Brown writes to the new leader of PAS
Metal detecting: confessions of a crashing bore
Metal detecting: the unopposed march of the snook cockers
Misinforming the middle classes about heritage theft
Ten truths the new PAS must make clear
The undeserving hobby gets its just deserts
The true definition of heritage crime
Staffordshire Hoard under researched?
A history of metal detecting in 3 flyers
Rather sad – one village, two populations!
More stunning quotes from the new Culture Secretary
A Culture Secretary who understands?
Festival of WHATology?
Farmer Brown: spot the O’Porky
Shambolic call for legalisation of detecting in Ireland
Shameful heritage plunder near Avebury
Why misinform those who can end bad practice?
A polite message to PAS
Next time you hear about metal detecting heroes
Alls well that’s Orwell
Six words that can’t be said
Portable Antiquities Scheme created in America
Nighthawks: the undeserving poster boys of heritage damage
Central Searchers – the evidence: you decide!
Lenborough Hoard: c’est foutaise!
Heritage thefts in Alaska, England and Wales
PAS to staff: “don’t mention the crooks”
Farmers are greedy and archaeologists are money-grabbing
My Heritage Will and Testament by Farmer Brown
Lenborough: “there was no way we could guard that hoard overnight”
Why DO British finders have the legal right to be wreckers?
Reckless removal of hoards: can APPAG help?
Hoard Hoiking: it’s not just the doing….
New Year new hope?
A seasonal message to archaeologists
Is it “mean” to keep criticising PAS?
Hey, Alliance to Reduce Crime against Heritage, why so quiet?
Legally digging right now: an unknown number of wrong ‘uns!
Farmer Brown: a modern mystery
Time to pay detectorists to behave?
Wales: like Syria without the guns
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
Please help get Weyhill Fair scheduled
Weyhill Fair – the end.
Now Weyhill Fair. Oh dear.
In Bonkers Britain conservation is gangrenous propogandist claptrap
PAS lines up with Tesco’s about taking goods home unseen
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
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!
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
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?
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
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!
Shambolic and inappropriate stewardship of potential Treasure
How simple logic exposes Britain’s portable antiquities falsehoods
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ten million artefacts taken http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=174
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
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