PORTABLE ANTIQUITIES SCHEME

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...

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...

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...

SECOND METAL DETECTING RALLY PROMOTER ACCUSED OF MISREPRESNTING THE VIEWS OF THE PAS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Following our earlier investigation into claims that leading commercial metal detecting rally organiser Charles Lloyd had misrepresented the words of the Finds Liaison Officer...

LEADING METAL DETECTING RALLY CO ACCUSED OF MISREPRESENTING ADVICE OF PAS

   One of England's leading promoters of commercial metal detecting rallies, Shropshire based Sovereign Metal Detecting Rallys, stands accused of misrepresenting advice from the Portable...

HISTORIC ENGLAND CONFIRMS ILLEGAL METAL DETECTORISTS DAMAGED FLOOR OF EASTSIDE VILLA

Historic England have revealed fresh details about the attack by thieves on the nationally important Eastfield Roman site near Scarborough North Yorkshire, which took...