Rescue News 109

Heritage Impact 2010

For 5 years practitioners and academics have been gathering in Brighton to contribute to Heritage Impact, a symposium series dedicated to the study of the socio-economic impact of heritage.  This year is no exception and on 22 and 23 April 2010, the University of Brighton Business School, the CUBIST Research Group and the Cultural Informatics …

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A private hobby at public cost

As the national press was trumpeting the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard, the November/December2009 issue of British Archaeology was also reporting the financial problems the Royal Cornwall Museum encountered following its successful acquisition of an exceptional hoard of Bronze Age copper-alloy axes found in 2005. The finder and landowner shared a reward of £8,500, raised …

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Metal Detecting and 10 years of the PAS: Some personal thoughts

Having spent a lot of time recording metal-detected objects in the 20 years before the arrival of the PAS I have a particular set of biases in the ongoing relationship between professional archaeologists and metal detector users. Some of my best friends are detector users, though many more are archaeologists….. I remain certain agriculture is …

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Treasure-hunting in Scotland

This article, prompted by recent discoveries both in England and Scotland, is a synopsis of the current legislation is in Scotland and a personal view of some of the challenges. Suggesting what may help to improve the current situation to try to deal with the rogue detectorists and reward those who are doing a sterling …

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The Stirling Hoard

The most important hoard of Iron Age gold yet unearthed in Scotland, an astonishing cache of Iron Age gold necklaces was unearthed in a field near Stirling in September by a would-be treasure-hunter trying out his first metal detector. The hoard is of European significance, revealing the wealth and cosmopolitan connections of those living in …

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Save Colchester Circus: Rescue backs the campaign

Rescue has now been told that the initial campaign to raise £200,000 has been successful – many congratulations to the campaigners – see http://www.romancircus.org/2010/03/01/thank-you-appeal-reaches-its-200000-target/ Destination Colchester and Colchester Archaeology Trust are together trying to raise funds to buy the Sergeants’ Mess building and garden of Abbey Fields from developers Taylor Wimpey to save a unique …

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