Friday 28 February 2014

Focus on Metal Detecting: The First Voices of Concern from Responsible Metal Detectorists

Only on page three of a whole series ("Re: Saxon Hoard found") of empty-headed chortling and excited "Well done/saved M8" one-liners do we find this ("slinky" Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:53 pm).
While I am a little uneasy about how the hoard was dug up, (can't begin to explain the importance of preserving the context of archaeological items) and think that as soon as you suspected you had a hoard digging should of stopped and your FLO should of been contacted or failing that your county archaeologist, I must say its a stunning find of a lifetime!! Massive congratulations to you [thumbs-up smiley]  [thumbs-up smiley] Ps- please don't take my above comments personally, I truly am chuffed for you! (And a tad jealous!!) I just want others in this situation to know what to do if they find themselves in a similar position... [redface smiley].
 Stratman (Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:38 am) hopes the archaeologists do their job properly when cleaning up the mess left by the "Medway History Finders"
I hope the archies wash and sieve the soil to recover all the pieces of garnet so the items can be restored to their former glory. There will begin so much study and conjecture as to who this very high status individual was.Which of course was totally compromised the moment the tekkies got in there hoiking stuff out blind from a hole five inches across "at the depth of me elbow" and stomping around in the bottom of the ragged and loose-sided hole.

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