METAL DETECTING

CONCERN AS METAL DETECTING RALLIES ADVERTISED CLOSE TO ARBOR LOW STONE CIRCLE & MULTI-PERIOD SITE IN SHROPSHIRE

Concern is growing among archaeologists that the organisers of commercial metal detecting rallies are becoming increasingly brazen in using their advertising to associate pay to detect events, with known...

TREASURE ACT AMENDMENT: GAMECHANGER OR GAME OVER FOR REGULATING METAL DETECTING?

A canny application of Nudge Theory to save important archaeological artefacts for the nation's museums, or a case...

TV REVIEW: Mackenzie Crook’s “Detectorists” 2022 Christmas Special [BBC1]

Mackenzie Crook channels William Blake and John le Carré in "detectorists" Christmas Special. Since its screen debut in 2014...

Arrest in Preston Museum Missing Treasure Investigation

In what appears to be a breakthrough in the investigation into the suspected theft of artefacts from Preston...

POLICE PROBE ALLEGED DISAPPEARANCE OF TREASURE FINDS FROM LANCASHIRE MUSEUM

Lancashire Police are investigating a number of cases of artefacts reported missing while in the care of the...

DIGGING FOR TREASURE-TONIGHT [Without an MoD Licence?]

An RAF Lancaster bomber of the type shown in Digging for Treasure-Tonight thePipeLine can reveal that work on the alleged crash site of a World...

BM Confirms PAS Not Involved in Design of Ch5 #DIGGING FOR TREASURE-Tonight

As part of our series #WeNeedToTalkAboutMetalDetecting thePipeLine looks at questions around the involvement of the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Channel 5's new metal detecting...

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT METAL DETECTING 1: “GREAT BRITISH HISTORY HUNTERS” on Channel 4

The sun is out, the ground is baked hard, and across the UK crops are being cut and gathered in.It's harvest time, and as...

LITTLE TREASURES: SKY KIDS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ISSUES WITH DETECTORIST TV

Archaeology World met the casting call for Sky Kids new metal detecting show with horror. Now that the full run of "Dig Detectives"...

FEARS JERSEY AWARD COULD LEAD TO INFLATED VALUATIONS UNDER TREASURE ACT

By any standards the Le Câtillon II Coin Hoard is astonishing. Found by two metal detectorists on the Crown Dependency of Jersey in...

LOCKERBIE DETECTORIST ADMITS MISTAKE IN NOT REPORTING MORTAR BOMB FIND

Fresh questions are being asked about the danger of metal detecting on former military training areas and whether formal training, or even licencing are...