Monday, February 10, 2014

New Metal Detecting Blog

Andy Baines, a youthful metal detectorist at age 28 from the UK, has set up this new blog.  One may agree or disagree with his views about what is and what is not ethical metal detecting, but it will be interesting to see how his blog develops and CPO wishes him luck.

2 comments:

Andy Baines said...

Many thanks. Hope to have some debate real soon

regards
Andy

Cultural Property Observer said...

Sure, perhaps in future posts you can provide some additiional context on your blog regarding whether you belong to any local clubs, what sorts of things have you found, etc.

One problem I have with Messrs. Barford, Elkins and Gill is that they make value judgments about metal detectorists, collectors snd dealers, but they don't have any appreciation for the practical issues facing these groups.

So, it would also be interesting to hear about your personal experiences with recording artifacts on the PAS database, and whether you have found it of use for research purposes, etc. Discussion of real world stuff is welcome in this area.

Best regards,

Peter Tompa