The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Mudlarkers dig up shards of London history

by Luke Higgins
The concrete stairs to the river were not designed for heavy traffic. No signpost directed visitors, the railings ended halfway down, and each individual step dropped steeply. I didn't care. Twenty centuries of London's trash waited to be found. My journey began years before when…

Stunning mosaics shed light on enigmatic past of Roman city in southern France

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have unearthed part of an ancient Roman city in southern France, known as Ucetia. To date, the settlement had only be known by name, and this is the first time that some of its impressive features…

VIDEO Metal-detecting club helps find buried fire hydrants Finding Fire Hydrants

by Luke Higgins
                      Another story of Metal Detectorists helping the community. "We've been at this for three days and we'll probably be at…

‘Palaeolithic Venus’ Discovered In Russia

by Dave Sadler
A stunning 23,000-year-old 'Venus' has been discovered in the Bryansk region of Russia, say scientists. The Palaeolithic beauty was carved from woolly mammoth tusk and shows a 'fantastically delicate' prehistoric woman. Continue reading - 'Palaeolithic Venus' Discovered…

Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets

by Dave Sadler
  If you’re looking for the middle of nowhere, the Bjaeldskovdal bog is a good place to start. It lies six miles outside the small town of Silkeborg in the middle of Denmark’s flat, sparse Jutland peninsula. The bog itself is little more…

6 incredible treasures found with a metal detector

by Luke Higgins
You may think the lone treasure seeker scanning the sand with a metal detector at the beach seems a bit dorky — no offense to "detectorists," of course — but that only makes this revenge of the nerds all the sweeter. With recent news that a retired businessman…

Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed

by Dave Sadler
The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely believed. Continue…

Treasure, Hammered coins, Romans, Posey ring and a big BANG !! Jake’s dig a great success !

by Luke Higgins
  A huge metal detecting rally held to celebrate the life of Jake Reed a detectorist tragically killed in a motorcycle accident was held on Sunday 23rd April 2017. The event was hosted…

What it’s like to uncover buried treasure with a metal detector – and how to do it yourself

by Dave Sadler
There’s a horror story in history circles about how we almost lost the treasure at Sutton Hoo. When the ship burial was discovered in 1939, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, the landowner Edith Pretty could have done whatever…

Rhydymwyn World War Two tunnels open to public

by Dave Sadler
Tunnels at a former top secret World War Two chemical weapons site in Flintshire are being formally opened to the public. Rhydymwyn Valley History Society has been working for years to get safe access to the tunnels near Mold that stored mustard gas in the 1940s. The…
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