Glad to hear this - and incidentally I have come across several female
detectorists among the numbers working with archaeologists and bringing their finds
to the Portable Antiquities liaison Officer in York!  Exceptions probably
prove the rule though.



In a message dated 16/07/2003 10:29:59 GMT Daylight Time,
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> Good News - and a case of me eating my own words -
> I contacted UKDetectorNet and asked them to remove the article - explaining
> why (community projects : possibility of Nighthawks : chance for them to be
> involved in an archaeological excavation themselves and see how we go about
> things : what information could be recovered if the metal items were
> recorded in context )
> They instantly removed the article and showed that responsible detectorists
> (is that an oxymoron?) do exist.
> I have asked them to join me next year when excavation begins.
> A very happy chappy
> David Connolly
> ps  still not averse to bagging a few  Nighthawks in the evening while
> sipping G&Ts on the veranda!