About Metal Detecting and Archaeologists.
Most metal detectorists are responsible people with a deep interest in the past, many of whom belong to clubs.
Archaeologists have built up a good working relationship with clubs, particularly the finds liaison officers in the national Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), who work regionally and encourage the reporting and accurate recording of finds and find spots.
Through initiatives like the PAS, thousands of finds have been recorded which otherwise may have been lost to archaeological research. Archaeologists have been able to respond positively to discoveries and mount investigative fieldwork at find-spots, which often produces extremely important new evidence. Legitimate metal detectorists are therefore becoming an integral part of the archaeological community.
A Little bit of our History.
The image to the left is Avebury in Wiltshire, this is a National Trust site with an Neolithic history. To read more about this site please go to Wikipedia