The people of Worlingworth village in rural Suffolk are hosting another Metal Detecting Day (read commercial artefact hunting rally)
in Worlingworth, Suffolk, on Sunday, 27 September 2015. Available, at £18.00 a head (max 100), is "a field of approx 85 acres, in close proximity to
land where some evidence of Roman settlement has been found". "Participants must undertake to report all finds of any
value or historical importance, both on the day and to the appropriate
authorities afterwards". Like the last lot did(not)- according to the clunky old search engine, there were relatively few items reported from this rally. So basically up to a hundred people will again be engaged in stripping a huge hole in the middle of the village's past - and who is behind it? "Cheques
should be made payable to ‘Worlingworth Local History Group’ ..." no mention made of any insurance needed.
British archaeologist living and working in Warsaw, Poland. Since the early 1990s (or even longer) a primary interest has been research on artefact hunting and collecting and the market in portable antiquities in the international context and their effect on the archaeological record.
"coiney" - a term I use for private collector of dug up ancient coins, particularly a member of the Moneta-L forum or the ACCG
"heap-of-artefacts-on-a-table-collecting" the term rather speaks for itself, an accumulation of loose artefacts with no attempt to link each item with documented origins. Most often used to refer to metal detectorists (ice-cream tubs-full) and ancient coin collectors (Roman coins sold in aggregated bulk lots)
"tekkie" - metal detectorist/metal detecting (a form of artefact hunting)