I believe that some experiments were carried out in the 1980s by the Instutute of Archaeology in Prague and results were published (although I can't remember where). I think that the site was an ecclesiastical one, but again, my memory is hazy. I also remember a friend of mine (a chap who had done almost every kind of job before doing a degree in archaeology) telling me that dowsing was widely used in industry for locating cables, pipes etc, but was never talked about because of its 'mystical' overtones. I've no opinion myself, having no experience of it, but I have occasionally wondered why, seeing that it could prove a very positive adaption, why it is not widespread amongst people living in arid and semi-arid environments where, I imagine, it could prove the difference between life and death.
Chris Cumberpatch BA PhD
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