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Mapping material culture: exploring the interface between museum artefacts and their geographical contextThis paper describes the results of an exploratory project undertaken by National Museums Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland to enhance their respective databases through sharing information relating to their respective areas of expertise. The resulting MAGI (Museum Artefact Geographical Interface) project highlighted...
Cowie, Trevor ; McKeague, Peter
The complexities of Metal Detecting Policy and Practice: a response to Samuel Hardy, ‘Quantitative Analysis of Open-Source Data on Metal Detecting for Cultural Property’ (Cogent Social Sciences 3, 2017)In his paper ‘Quantitative analysis of open-source data on metal detecting for cultural property’, Samuel Hardy suggested that permissive policy is ineffective in minimizing the damage done to cultural heritage by non-professional metal detecting. This response paper contests the basic assumptions upon which this analysis is based. While Hardy‘s comparative,...
Deckers, Pieterjan ; Dobat, Andres ; Ferguson, Natasha ; Heeren, Stijn ; Lewis, Michael …
Journal articleThis paper will consider the positive contribution from hobbyist metal detecting from both the perspective of the archaeological and metal detecting community. Are we currently opting for a path of least resistance with a ‘better than nothing’ approach to encourage reporting and to maintain good working relationships, even if it...
Archaeology, treasure trove system, non-professional, positive contribution, responsible practice, hobbyist metal detectorist, professional, artefacts, heritage management, recreation, and engagement.