Norman Palmer QC (Hon) CBE Visiting Professor of Law at King’s College London and Professor
Emeritus of the Law of Art and Cultural Property at University College
London has passed away. Among his many activities benefiting heritage protection, he chaired in 2000 the UK's 'Ministerial Advisory Panel on Illicit Trade [in art and antiquities]' the report of which was published in that year and disappointingly has had negligible effect on the illicit antiquities trade of the UK. But that is due to British negligence and nothing to do with the formulation of the sixteen clear recommendations of the Palmer Report. RIP.
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)