Paul, it pains to say that yes, the term artefact hunter is probably an
inadequate term in this case.
I did mean that there is a lot more going on here than just hobby metal
detecting, when looking at the quantity, quality and range of finds which
includes stome, pottery glass etc...
To amass that quantity of museum quality finds, this is wholesale looting
which is is surely more to do with organised crime ring than individual
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Barford" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] detector Identification please
> Steve B. writes:
>> Whites Surfmaster Pi detector... this is really only ever used on
>> The second machine looks like it might be a Whites MXT (its hard to be
>> certan as there are couple of models that are of a similar design). The
>> MXT is a mid range machine with mid range capabilities. <
> Steve that's brill. Actually you were spot on with the top one, this guy
> also from what I can gather goes beach detecting with his brother (but in
> Spain which seems a bit reckless).
> It is I am sure a "set up" but not because the items are not all metal
> (you see where my prefered term "artefact hunter" is more applicable that
> "metal detectorist"?) but because of what he is showing there as having
> been "found" in Holland. Found on Dutch eBay maybe, but I think there is
> actually a lot more to it than that...
> But once again thanks for the help.
> Paul Barford