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
In the Crimea “black archeologists” excavated bronze unique treasure. Photo finds they did not hesitate to put on the forum the online auction Violity report 15 minutes the User under the nickname Slaer, registration data indicated that he was from Crimea, in General terms, shared with the participants the details of the findings.According to him, his friend, armed with metal detectors, toured several Crimean villages, while in the vicinity of one of the village did not find the treasure.
He confirmed, laying out on the forum Photos of treasure: several bronze spearheads, daggers, vessels, and other artifacts.
How much can you save with such a treasure trove, it becomes clear after watching the prices on the website. The price of one dagger Sabatinovka time (archaeological culture of the late bronze age) ranges 2-5 thousand hryvnia.
Deputy Chairman of the Republican Committee for the protection of cultural heritage Vyacheslav Zarubin in the comments noted that the Crimean authorities only know about the treasures extracted in the course of legitimate scientific expeditions. The extent to which “black archeologists” take away the historical value, it is difficult to determine, 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