The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Tiny metal bird of ‘national significance’ is unearthed in grounds of Bamburgh Castle

by Dave Sadler
he discovery of a tiny metal bird in a dig at a castle site which was once a royal capital has set archaeologists a-flutter. The intricate copper alloy representation of a bird, thought to…

The Frome Hoard and its impact

by Dave Sadler
When working with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), the concept of a ‘forward job plan’ is somewhat laughable – your work patterns are largely dictated by finds made by detectorists. Some discoveries can completely change your career as the Frome Hoard did for me when it was found by Dave Crisp…

Medieval treasure dug up in Devon is first of its kind to be found

by Luke Higgins
A piece of treasure from the early medieval period, which was discovered using a metal detector, is unlike any artefact previously found, an inquest has heard. The gilded silver object with a gold and blue glass setting was found on farmland in…

Late farm worker’s artefacts return to Elveden Estate

by Dave Sadler
A Suffolk farm worker’s final wishes to return artefacts he collected over a lifetime working on an historic estate to the place they were found was honoured this week. Russell Grundon, who worked on the Elveden Estate near Thetford from 1954 to 2000,…

Big dig in Newark could unearth Civil War past

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists are nearing the end of a major two-week dig near Newark to investigate and unearth rare artefacts from the Civil War. Teams of diggers believe they may have discovered a Scottish battery built to position cannons at Crankley Lakes Camping and Caravan Park,…

Explore one of Lincolnshire’s largest archaeological sites

by Dave Sadler
History buffs with a burning desire to unearth Lincolnshire's forgotten past will have the chance to explore one of the county's largest archaeological sites. Continue reading - Explore one of Lincolnshire's largest archaeological sites

The chance to see Roman dig in Chichester unearthed

by Dave Sadler
One of the biggest Roman finds in West Sussex is going to be uncovered next week. Foundations of two large townhouses underneath Chichester's Priory Park were discovered in January Now we've got the chance to go and watch the dig happen. Continue reading - The chance…

Wayland teen and his metal detector uncover buried treasure

by Luke Higgins
A Kentwood woman has been reunited with a class ring she lost more than a decade ago, thanks to a Wayland 13-year-old and his dad. Ken Prelwitz and his father, Kirby, found the 2002 white gold class ring from East Kentwood High School on May 5.…

Chaco Canyon’s ancient civilization continues to puzzle

by Dave Sadler
Chaco Canyon is a land of extremes. Summer heat scorches the desert canyon, which is sandwiched between sandstone cliffs nearly two kilometers above sea level in New Mexico’s northwestern corner. Bitter cold sweeps in for winter. Temperatures can…

Three Australian men who took huge gold nugget from mine during barbecue caught after boasting on Facebook

by Luke Higgins
                          Three men who stole a rare gold nugget during a barbecue at a remote mining site…
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