Metal detecting holidays in England

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Archaeology Page
Archaeology or archeology (American English) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. The goal of archaeology is to shed light on long-term human prehistory, history, behaviour and cultural evolution.
Since we started these hunts two years ago we have made an increasing number of unexpected finds of serious historical importance. Examples like Mass Bruce's Bronze Age axe head hoard and Ohio Bud's Saxon gold dagger cheaf are being purchased by museums subject to valuation after Treasure inquest. Extensive research on the land we have permission to use by Canadian Rod shows that this is perhaps the tip of the iceberg. To ensure the correct handling of these important discoveries I am currently studying archeology as a formal course now . The studies include early history, site ID, survey, recovery and dating, artefact preservation, research and archive records, site case studies etc. I also attended a major dig during the summer getting hands on practical training. It appears that a large proportion of the land we hunt has seen intense early activity, it is only a matter of time before other major discoveries are found so formalised training is very important issue now. Check out the new page on the Roman Villa dig training course I attened in June 2005.

Links to some Archaeology pages with what's going on locally


Archaeology Information Centre The UK's bestselling archaeology magazine - Current World Archaeology - Digs & Discoveries from around the world

An Independent Archaeology Website Great resource for 'Guides to Archaeology' , Software to use in the field, Education and Learning in Archaeology and Heritage

Britarch.web site Council for British Archaeology

Excavations Project diaries 1999-2002 Very interesting site showing the day by day digs with lots of pictures

Colchesters Roman Chariot track Amateur's view of the most remarkable archaeological find that has been made in Colchester for many years.

COLCHESTER ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRUST Great site showing all the excavations taking place locally

Current field projects in Essex Download the PDF document on that page showing the current digs

The Institute of Field Archaeologists Great site with Codes, Guidelines & Standards, training and membership

Geophysical surveyors

Archaeological Geophysics Overview