I have read a number of postings recently relating to metal detecting.
Its very disappointing that so called professional people are indulging
themselves in an orgy of hatred, against the very people who without doupt have
found most of the most important artifacts in recent times.
In fact many new archaeological sites have been discovered with the help and
assistance of detector users. Many detectorists attempt to assist
archaeologists, some are welcomed however most are turned away!
Some of you feel its ok to call these men & women crooks / thieves / grave
robbers / looters and the like. I prefere to think that they help to resucue
and protect our heritage.
You should all be ashamed of yourselves.
As for sad men in anoraks have you seen what the well dressed archaeologists
are wearing these days!
Most of the detector finds your all shocked and upset about are found within
the first few inches of topsoil, this is also known as the spoil in
archaeological terms. Where is the
problem then, as we all know the F.L.O.s are very pleased with the way items
are flooding in to be recorded.
Perhaps some of you need to be more open minded in relation to detector &