Understanding metal detecting and archaeology in Finland

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Abstract

The use of the metal detector in archaeology, and the relationships between metal detecting enthusiasts and archaeologists, has been long discussed and analysed in different contexts.
The tool itself is acknowledged to be a useful prospecting device for use in archaeological fieldwork, and yet it has often attracted controversy in academic and professional archaeological circles due to its popularity with artefact-hunting hobbyists.
I n this paper, we discuss the emerging trends of metal detector use in Finland. This includes what is known about the hobbyist metal detector enthusiasts and their motivations, the extent of collaboration (or clashes) with archaeologists, and the current and potential use of metal detectors within archaeological fieldwork.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCuadernos de Prihistoria y Arquelogia de la Universidad de Granada
Volume25
Pages (from-to)187-199
Number of pages12
ISSN2174-8063
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology

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In: Cuadernos de Prihistoria y Arquelogia de la Universidad de Granada, Vol. 25, 2015, p. 187-199.

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