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Hoard of eight silver Roman coins uncovered by metal detector enthusiast in field

by Luke Higgins
The coins date between 134BC and 37AD and each one depicts a different Roman emperor. Susan Hurrell, 66, from Cinderford found them in a field off the A40 just outside Gloucester. She said: "A hoard of…

TV REVIEW: BRITANNIA – MACKENZIE CROOKS NEW SHOW , ROMANS VS DRUIDS.

by Luke Higgins
Romans vs druids in this big budget hokum starring David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker and Mackenzie Crook Sometimes you can see the workings. You can imagine TV execs across the world all sitting round desperately trying to…

METAL DETECTING: Ever wondered why there is so much coal in your fields ?

by Luke Higgins
Written by Scott Dubay. Ever wondered why there is so much coal in your fields and you cannot explain how it got there?  You can thank the industrial revolution for that. Here is a look back to the days of old(ish) GARRETT ACE METAL DETECTORISTS…

MINELAB: Pending release of new EQUINOX Series

by Luke Higgins
Representing our most significant coin & treasure introduction since the launch of the CTX 3030 in 2012, Minelab is pleased to announce the pending release of our new EQUINOX Series Metal Detectors. The EQUINOX Series is the all-terrain multi-purpose detector that…

Can “The Curse of Oak Island” Continue After this Season?

by Luke Higgins
Currently, The Curse of Oak Island is on its fifth season. So far, the people behind the series have managed to find nothing but coins, metal fragments, pottery shards, and other evidence of previous human presence, which might be interesting to some archaeologists…

2018: Year Of The Equinox !!

by Luke Higgins
OK, I promised myself I was not going to do this - start showing finds yet. It seems kind of mean. "Look what I found" when nobody can get their hands on an EQUINOX yet. I also have a real problem discussing depth on coins in my area, as do a lot of people in the Western U.S. but also anywhere mineralization…

The archaeology of the 1798 Vinegar Hill Battlefield

by Dave Sadler
(Above) Battlefield archaeologist Sam Wilson during the licensed survey. Each find was uniquely identified and numbered, and flagged so it could be recorded. As archaeologists we are also careful never to excavate below the topsoil level, to avoid damaging any preserved…

Dick Stout : Musings from an old ‘Bleeper’

by Luke Higgins
This past year had its ups and downs and I think I want to see it gone. I say that though with some trepidation because all things considered I’m alive and kicking and that’s something to celebrate. Really! Regton.com Stout Standards has had its ups and downs in 2017…

Metal dectectors hunt for and find Long Island’s lost treasures

by Luke Higgins
Michael McMeekin enjoys digging up the past. In fact, he’s spent more than 40 years doing so. McMeekin does his digging at Long Island beaches and parks, often for the benefit of others. The 65-year-old Hicksville resident is a member…

SO METAL: The world of metal detecting is changing.

by Luke Higgins
The hunger for lost treasure never gets old. The combination of updated equipment, satellite mapping technology, and YouTube has given metal-detecting a boost as a 21st-Century hobby. If you grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, you probably remember when metal detectors…
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