Thieves seems like an appropriate term. Is there not some legal means of
protecting archaeological sites? Or at least personal property? It sounds
as though the site David described was on personal property.
At 11:33 PM 7/15/2003 +0100, ian daintith wrote:
>When chris smith and I were at the conference in Shrewsbury on Saturday
>one of the speakers would not show exactly where his finds had been in
>relation to the map. This was because of metal detectorist's (thieves I
>think they are really called). When I visited the website and found the
>Marston Moor information it made me so angry I could have willingly
>strangled the lot of them. Something must be done about this and sooner
>rather than later.