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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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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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RESCUE News 102 Summer 2007, to be distributed in July features articles on the following topics

New discoveries at St Martin-in-the-Fields By Emily Burton,MoLAS Senior Archaeologist, Member of St Martin ’s Project Team A project at St Martin-in-the-Fields church to provide new facilities for the congregation has allowed archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology Service (MoLAS) an opportunity to investigate its past. Its recent excavations offered a glimpse at late …

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The Staffordshire Hoard

The news of a haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure found by a metal detectorist in a field in Staffordshire, of objects unparalleled in the UK, has been widely acclaimed. However will the money needed to pay a reward to the finder and landowner have to be found at the expense of archaeological or museum projects also …

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