The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Bringing you the latest news and research from the Archaeology, Historical and Metal detecting world.

RIP Oak Islands Dan Blankenship.

It is with great regret that the Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine must report the passing of Oak Islands legendary treasure hunter – Dan Blankenship. Dan spent more than 50 years searching for treasure and uncovering mysteries on the famous… Continue Reading →

‘Stupid’ Cadbury treasure hunt ad withdrawn after complaints

The Archaeology and Metal detecting magazine are happy to report that following a controversial campaign by the Cadbury’s company in the UK, and massive display of togetherness by the archaeological and metal detecting communities in the UK, Cadbury’s have now… Continue Reading →

Cadbury’s treasure hunt: A massive error in judgement?

                Cadbury dairy milk and Cadbury UK are currently marketing a ‘treasure hunt’ at protected archaeological sites across the UK, encouraging people to dig up these archaeologically sensitive areas. Yes it’s great that… Continue Reading →

The Bridestones neolithic burial cairn: Archaeology, history and theories by Dave Sadler

Often described as an ‘outlier of the Neolithic monuments of the White Peak’, The Bridestones, lying along the line of the Cheshire/Staffordshire border is undoubtedly Cheshire’s most impressive and well-known ancient monument. The remains of this once-great chambered tomb lie… Continue Reading →

Readers Finds: A William III half Guinea

At the Archaeology and Metal detecting magazine, we feel honoured to receive images and stories of readers finds. Sometimes however, we are able to go a step further. A work colleague of mine does not have the best mobile phone… Continue Reading →

C-Scope 440XD with starter pack review.

So. I recently took delivery of the C-Scope 440XD metal detector. The CS440XD is an entry level machine, well within anybodies chosen price range and, having used the machine now on several occasions, I can probably suggest it to be… Continue Reading →

How I started metal detecting and archaeology by Dave Sadler

I was bitten by the detecting bug when as a 4 year old boy, I would go on many detecting trips with his Dad and Uncle. Here is my story. How did I start metal detecting? That’s a question I’ve… Continue Reading →

Rare Bronze Age gold bulla discovered in Shropshire officially declared treasure

A rare Bronze Age gold bulla discovered at a secret location in Shropshire was today officially declared treasure. The Bronze Age gold bulla discovered in Shropshire. Photo: British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme Mr John Ellery, HM Senior Coroner for Shropshire… Continue Reading →

Q&A with Alison Smith ( BA Hons )

Archmdmag – Hi Alison. Thanks for taking the time for this Q & A. Can you introduce yourself to the readers? A.S – I was born at Clatterbridge Hospital, which is ironic with my workhouse research. I grew up in… Continue Reading →

DIRTFISHING – A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ON METAL DETECTING

Myself and friends Niall Bailey, Kevin Marchesi and Ray Warren child run a local Metal Detecting group in south East England, Metal Detecting- UK Dirtfishing , UKDF for short. We have personal permissions but also arrange and provide regular weekly… Continue Reading →

FREE SPRING DETECTIVAL TICKETS COMPETITION ENTRIES

1 Dave Baverstock Remove 2 Andre Figueiredo Remove 3 Leif Stimpson Remove 4 Chris White Remove 5 Martin Wood Remove 6 Cam Baker Remove 7 Iain Fraser Remove 8 Captin Dorus Remove 9 Chris Konczak Remove 10 Simon Brown Remove… Continue Reading →

FREE SPRING DETECTIVAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED TONIGHT ON AMM UK PODCAST !!

  TUNE IN – SHOW STARTS AT 8PM !! Dave and Mike will be talking Mudlarking with Steve Tomlinson. The WINNERS of the FREE Spring Detecival tickets will be announced during this show !! CLICK IMAGE TO LISTEN – SHOW… Continue Reading →

MUDLARKING PODCAST TONIGHT LIVE AT 8PM GMT !!

TONIGHT LIVE AT 8PM Hosts of The Alll Metal Mode UK podcast Mike and Dave talk to Steve Tomlinson about His Mudlarking experiences and finds. Steve has had some amazing finds including the Shoe above which dates to the Anglo… Continue Reading →

Living in an era of misinformation by Mike Haer

  I remember many years back watching a video on Youtube where a person had a board with several items attached to it and comparing two different detectors and how fast they recovered from each target. At the time I… Continue Reading →

NOKTA MAKRO – SIMPLEX

( image – MD-hunter ) The Nokta – Makro Simplex promises to makes waves in the entry level machine market , an immersible machine to a depth of 3 meters , A simple machine to use with preset ground balance… Continue Reading →

DETECTORIST GARY WILLIAMS UNEARTHS WILLIAM III HOARD ON A KC RALLIES EVENT

An incredible find was made this weekend at a KC Rallies event, a group owned by Detectorist Keith Campbell who run regular group digs. Searching a field near Malvern , a civil parish in Worcestershire, with the KC rallies group Detectorist Garry Williams… Continue Reading →

Do you need headphones for metal detecting? By Mike Haer

This question has been around for a long time and I remember when I first started metal detecting I didn’t understand the need for headphones. But let me ask you this have you ever been driving home from work and… Continue Reading →

Find a field Metal Detecting Group UK Rally review.

I’ve been unable to participate in metal detecting for a period of time, luckily just as I regained the ability to pick up my machine, a group i am a member of on Facebook, announced an organised rally only 12… Continue Reading →

The gateway to hell? Hundreds of anti-witch marks found in Midlands cave

If there is a gateway to hell, a portal from the underworld used by demons and witches to wreak their evil havoc on humanity, then it could be in a small east Midlands cave handy for both the M1 and… Continue Reading →

TONIGHT @8PM LIVE : RUTUS ALTER 71 V2.0 PODCAST WITH PRIZE GIVEAWAYS !

TONIGHT LIVE ON SPREAKER The All Metal Mode Metal Detecting podcast will see hosts Mike Haer and Dave Sadler talk with Tony Cawood about His time in the hobby , His finds and the Version 2 of The Rutus Alter… Continue Reading →

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