Between Two Places: Archaeology and Metal Detecting in Europe

Pieterjan Deckers, Michael Lewis, Suzie Thomas

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Since the Valletta Convention (1992), the debate concerning non-professional archaeological metal-detecting in Europe has been conducted largely at the level of individual legislations. Papers in this Topical Issue take stock of current knowledge of and attitudes towards metal-detecting across Europe; its nature and impact as well as the policies and approaches that arise from it within professional archaeology and heritage management. With this collection of papers, the editors aim to stimulate a more unified debate and, ultimately, a common understanding of ethics and best practices in relation to metal-detecting that transcends national and jurisdictional boundaries in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Archaeology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)426-429
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Open Archaeology (Journal)

    Pieterjan Deckers (Reviewer), Michael Lewis (Reviewer) & Suzie Thomas (Reviewer)

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