Archaeologists and black diggers should find a common language, to combine efforts and work together to preserve historic values in Russia.
If you think that a COP ( the treasure hunting ) is a peaceful, safe and profitable occupation, I hasten to disappoint you – it is not. A man with a metal detector attracts the negative attention of the police and the local population. First, because the diggers are on the bird’s rights. Rather in the law they have no rights at all. If, God forbid, you accidentally got on a historical object (barrow, an ancient settlement, the castle, the ancient man), it is better to pack up and move away. And in time to inform the archaeologists that were walking and stumbled upon a valuable and unique things.
Most often, the diggers, the archaeologists are treated with hatred. They can understand, in fact, they care for the preservation of archaeological sites and artifacts. But there are online allegations that archaeologists themselves are looting and selling the historical value of ancient settlements and burial mounds. Moreover, many treasure hunters are former or current archaeologists. Continue reading
According to published couple of days ago, the archaeological report of the British portal with metal detectors have found more antiquities than archaeologists.
In England in 2011 people with a “singing piece of iron” found 25 thousand Roman products.
In 2011 in the UK, mainly in Wales, the owners of metal detectors have found almost 25 thousand Roman artifacts (most coins). A description of some of them published project officer the Portable Antiquities Scheme Sally Warrel and archaeologist John Pearce of kings College London.
In the UK now an archaeological boom and the fashion for metal detectors. Experts are not very happy about the army of lovers who can not properly documented finding. And this is just one of a number of problems, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that the Amateurs found a surprising number of artifacts that likely would have remained lying in the ground.
One of the most extraordinary finds of recent times — gold plated brooch of silver Dolphin. She was found in the County of Essex to the North-East of London. Sally Worrell believes that the decoration produced on the continent. Continue reading
At the end of 2012 on the territory of the Nikolaev area the archeologists found unique coins of the Golden Horde and trapesund Empire. It is noteworthy that valuable artifacts scientists have found through the activity of “black archeologists”. The participants of the expedition visited the excavations after reports of illegal intelligence services of the lovers of gain:
– It wasn’t even an expedition planned just intelligence. There has previously documented the work of “black archeologists”. Choose the coins we found on a small piece of the monument.
As reported by Smirnov, excavation of “black archeologists” bring a lot of trouble for scientists. So he chose not to name the place, where they found the artifacts:
Is on the South of the Nikolaev area. I would not want to promote this object, proceeding from the fear of robbers and “black archeologists”. If you take historical context, it is in the territory of the Genoese fortress. The Italian fortress, was called Lerici. Continue reading