I am a big fan of Allyson Cohen, and her “Detecting Diva” blog. She’s an extremely knowledgeable detectorist, as well as the Vice president and treasurer for the Task Force for Metal Detecting Rights. Allyson’s latest blog post of March 25th, caught my attention, and I hope you all will take the time to read it, especially the PDF attachment from the Society for American Archaeology. The topic? Metal detecting reality shows, and in particular “Diggers”. Continue reading
Finally, a word from across the pond. Had thought perhaps John Howland was on one of those extended beer binges, but he claims not. Anyway, here’s John’s 199th contribution to the Malamute Saloon! Continue reading
THE CALM AFTER THE STORM
After the last post I decided to mellow out and have a little fun… Continue reading
A few things happened over the past couple of days and I just had to vent…
When will this pastime grow up and act professional? Seriously. I have tried to follow along on various websites, blogs, FB pages and even podcasts, and all I ever see are the same redundant, mundane, repetitive and childish representations of what we do, who we are and what we are about…. Continue reading
Interesting post on a FB detecting page..”what do people in the hobby of metal detecting prefer to be called”?
A few responses…. M.D.r’s. Detectorists, Swingers, Diggers, Treasure Hunters, Prospectors, Dirt Fishermen, Archemetalogist, History Hunters, Dirt Diggers, Relic Hunters, Active Dreamers, Sunburned Seekers and Discoverers. Continue reading