A blog commenting on various aspects of the private collecting and trade in archaeological artefacts today and their effect on the archaeological record.
Monday, 16 November 2015
Thelma, the "good artefact Hunter" and the PAS's Alter-Vikings
Thelma can't see without her glasses''
Over on an FSA's blog near you, one "Thelma" gets utterly lost. She claims to be interested in "green issues" but that apparently does not apply when hoikers are pocketing the past and by their own admission not reporting it to the PAS. So we find her joining John Hooker's lovefest for a metal detectorist pal (4 November 2015 at 00:08)
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)