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Thieves With Metal Detectors Give All Of Us A Bad Reputation:punch:
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: June 25, 2018 04:06PM
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.4715826/hadrian-s-wall-under-siege-by-thieves-wielding-metal-detectors-1.4716687




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Things are diferent in other countries ....
Posted by: Willee
Date: June 25, 2018 04:22PM
We take our freedoms for granted here in the USA ... in other countries (if it is permitted at all) you need a license or permit and must follow very strict rules.
Here we have much more freedom about using metal detectors and recovering lost items.
If you do not own the property all you need is the owners permission to go and detect.
Public property like school yards and parks are for the most part open ... a few are not but are usually posted as such.
Of course federally protected lands are off limits without special permission (like battle grounds and national sea shores).
Here in Texas there are miles and miles of gulf beach to hunt but once you get onto the Padre Island national sea shore you need to put your detector up or suffer harsh punishment if caught. Why ... I dont know but those are the rules until they are changed.

Re: Thieves With Metal Detectors Give All Of Us A Bad Reputation:punch:
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: June 26, 2018 04:03AM
Two things to say about this :

1) The article's content was heavily influenced by archaeological input. Ie.: they're quoting from archies, who would, of course, have been consulted about this. And gee, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT to come from an archie's mouth ?? In their mind's eyes, we're "thieves" NO MATTER WHERE we hunt. And ... sheesk ... what's wrong with "selling things for profit" (as if that makes an action/activity horrible ?) So I put very little stock into what some archies say. Sorry.

2) Durned those md'rs that didn't cover their holes better. If you leave no trace of your presence, then articles such-as-this wouldn't be showing up in the first place.

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Re: Thieves With Metal Detectors Give All Of Us A Bad Reputation:punch:
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: June 26, 2018 10:10AM
What got me was as I read it is was like the wall was being taking apart, then towards the end of the read its really just holes in the ground in the area of the wall! poorly dug holes with shovels of course, I know its posted property
and this makes the people who did this thieves!



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Re: Thieves With Metal Detectors Give All Of Us A Bad Reputation:punch:
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: June 27, 2018 03:21AM
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MarkCZ
What got me was as I read it is was like the wall was being taking apart, then towards the end of the read its really just holes in the ground in the area of the wall! poorly dug holes with shovels of course, I know its posted property
and this makes the people who did this thieves!

Yes. Purist archies (who were consulted for comment in the story) will use vocabulary that leads the reader to believe that utter mayhem (destruction of buildings, walls, etc...) was going on.

As far as "thieves" : Don't forget: To a purist archie , we are "thieves" NO MATTER WHERE we hunt. I've even read one purist archie's blog, who is insistent that to detect on ANY public land is a crime . And that if any private citizen takes up a detector, they should only-do-so under archaeological rigor. Hence: I put little stock into how some archies characterize us. Eg.: Everything said there of the grass next to that wall, some of them would even say for any park or school, that aren't even sensitive monuments.

Re: Thieves With Metal Detectors Give All Of Us A Bad Reputation:punch:
Posted by: Neil61466
Date: July 02, 2018 09:10PM
I love detecting and always get permission to do so. Leaving no trace is a given and learning the history of what I find the grand prize.

Re: Thieves With Metal Detectors Give All Of Us A Bad Reputation:punch:
Posted by: pasttom
Date: July 18, 2018 04:41PM
Academia has a strong socialist bent that allows the elitists to believe there is a double standard where property is assumed to be an asset of the governing and the rights of individuals are actually an enemy to community good. Better to lose it forever or see it rot in the ground than fall into the hands of a private citizen. Most of what they recover will live out its live in a box in a basement and 99.99999999% are meaningless in historical terms, but you'd think they were scraps of the dead sea scrolls in their thinking.
Absolute power corrupts much like a Ph.D effects an ego. IMHO
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Re: Thieves With Metal Detectors Give All Of Us A Bad Reputation:punch:
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: July 21, 2018 09:37AM
My President,like the Roman King, wants to build a wall--reckon the archies will want to protect it??

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