Archaeologists and black diggers.
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.
The person may carry out excavations using the metal detector. if you are running under the guise of the local history Museum or is a member of the legal voluntary community organizations such as “Search”. In other cases, you are waiting for the problems the local authorities. of course you have to be sociable, to be able to communicate and negotiate with people. Know the laws and human rights, as well as to have the necessary documents. Not unimportant plus, if all of your discoveries will remain in the area where you found them. The idea of a private Museum I can’t help but naturally requires large expenditures of time and money. Naturally, without attraction of tourists from outside, this activity will be unprofitable. But line up to access the mysteries and keep the evidence for posterity attractive and interesting occupation.