The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Gold Spear Found On Football Field

by Luke Higgins
                          And just by reading the headline we get three questions… There used to be golden spears? Why was someone detecting on a football field? And why did ordinary workers give their finds to the authorities?…

8 Sites that Tell the Story of Italians in England

by Luke Higgins
                            Italians have lived in England from the time of the Roman Empire in 43AD, and the cultures of the two countries have been intertwined for centuries. From the 15th to the 18th…

Centuries Old Pemmican-Making Camp Uncovered in Montana

by Dave Sadler
In a landscape known for its history of prodigious bison hunting, researchers have uncovered traces of a unique aspect of native hunting tradition — a camp dedicated to making the dried meat-and-fat product known as pemmican. The camp is just part…

More to metal detecting than buried treasure

by Luke Higgins
It's not all about the money or the thrill of finding lost items. The folks metal detecting are doing a public service to their communities. A lot of the items found are old and have been buried for years, but when the hunters find something that they believe has a chance of being…

Into the light: how lidar is replacing radar as the archaeologist’s map tool of choice

by Luke Higgins
Colorado State University archaeologist Chris Fisher found out about lidar in 2009. He was surveying the ruins of Angamuco in west-central Mexico the traditional way, with a line of grad students and assistants…

A look back at some great Metal Detecting finds found in 2008

by Luke Higgins
2008 was a great year for significant treasure finds, Some made by Archaeologists and some by Detectorists. From Bronze axe heads to a hoard of Gold coins found in Israel and an Iron age gold collar found in the UK. To take a look back at the best…

Can We Learn from the History of Ancient Cities?

by Dave Sadler
The short answer is yes—and we are learning about how ancient civilizations operated and governed themselves. As archaeologists continue to uncover evidence in Mesoamerican societies (located in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize), we have discovered…

With Archaeoacoustics, Researchers Listen for Clues to the Prehistoric Past

by Dave Sadler
Iegor Reznikoff shows no self-consciousness as he imitates the sound of a prehistoric bison in the middle of a Parisian hybrid café and Chinese restaurant. And frankly, no one seems to pay him any mind. Reznikoff, a tall…

4kg Gold nugget found in Australia

by Luke Higgins
A lucky Aussie prospector has found a 4.1kg gold nugget at the far southern edge of Central Victoria’s Golden Triangle, in South Australia, which he has named “Friday’s Joy.” In Victoria’s so-called Golden Triangle, a lucky prospector has discovered a 145-ounce nugget, named Friday’s…

Getting High in the Middle Ages: Hashish in Medieval Egypt

by Dave Sadler
In recent years, there has been a contentious debate on how should society deal with drugs like marijuana. Should it be legalized and accepted? What is the harm or benefits of these drugs? The same questions were being raised in medieval Egypt. Continue…
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