Monthly Archives: July 2013

Are UK Rallies in Trouble?

John Howland just forwarded me an update to the Malamute Saloon, and it concerns a recent BBC show featuring Mike Heyworth, Director of the  Council for British Archaeology.  Apparently Mr. Heyworth has his sights set on putting an end to the very popular rallies  that take place on lands owned by the farming community.

I hope you will take a moment to read John’s submission. There a potential parallel to what have become popular events here in the South.  To  find out more click on the Malamute Saloon link above and scroll down to today’s date.



As I stated in my last update I will continue to post a link here concerning Ken MacIntyre’s battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Ken is the son of archaeologist Lisa Hume MacIntyre whom I had the pleasure to debate on two recent Relic Roundup shows. It was shortly this that Ken was diagnosed with Hodgkins. We are all hoping for the best with regards to his recent scans, but whatever the outcome he will still be facing more costly treatment. I hope you will take the time to read about his plight,  and donate if you haven’t already.

The American Digger Magazine’s Relic Roundup will be hosting a future show to help out the MacIntyres, and details should be available soon. I am also proud to say that the manufacturers, magazines and related groups are all responding to this cause. Stay tuned….it just might  be your chance to own that detector you’ve been lusting after!

In the meantime you can contribute and stay updated on Ken’s situation by clicking on his photo here




Treasure Hunters Dig up History

Missing Keys Hunt Turns up Treasure

Metal Detecting After a Festival

A Coffin Within a Coffin



I have always wondered how and why Warsaw Wally wound up in Poland, but the following article explains everything…. Damn…who knew?

Roll Over Dracula



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Thanks to All…

Just want to thank all of you who contributed to the MacIntyre situation.  I know they appreciate your generosity.  I want to remind you however that Ken’s treatment will be costly and the monies collected so far are just a drop in the bucket.  As a result I will continue to share the “Give Forward” link here on my blog and website.  Continue reading

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A Tough Time for Our Friend & Family..

You should all be familiar with archaeologist Lisa MacIntyre, and our recent debates on the Relic Roundup shows.  Now I want you to show Lisa what kind of people we really are.  Lisa’s son, Ken was just diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and will need a great many tests and treatments. Continue reading


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Dig This…

Was checking out a detecting page on Facebook, and noticed a photo of someone digging in what appeared to be a front yard.  What caught my eye was that he was using a shovel.  Now I know a great many of you use these trendy items, and that’s fine if you are relic hunting or detecting an overgrown area, but in someone’s front yard….? Continue reading


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The Arkie vs. Tekkie Shows…

I want to thank Butch Holcombe of American Digger magazine, Jeff Lubbert, co-host of their Relic Roundup show, and  archaeologist Lisa Hume MacIntyre for a fun couple of hours. The two shows were informative and a step forward in what has been an ongoing battle within our two communities.   Continue reading


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Relic Roundup Tomorrow Night…

Just a reminder that tomorrow night Lisa MacIntyre and I will once again be doing the “tekkie vs. arkie” thing on American Digger Magazine’s Relic Roundup Show.   I hope you will make an effort to tune in.  Likewise please call in if you have questions for either of us.  Continue reading


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Update on Relic Roundup Invitation…

Well by now I am sure you all know that Mr. Barford refused the invitation to appear on the Relic Roundup show (Relic Roundabout to Wally).  Not surprised however.  It was expected.  Apparently he can stay up to 3am to LISTEN to “Relic Roundabout” but can’t stay up to TALK on  RELIC ROUNDUP. Such is the life of a troll…. Continue reading


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A More Formal Invitation….

Butch Holcombe, publisher of the American Digger magazine, responded to my post of yesterday,  and invited Paul Barford, from the  Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues blog, to be a guest on Relic Roundup.  Continue reading


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Pissed in Poland…

Apparently the Monday night debate on Relic Roundup didn’t please a certain someone in Warsaw (surprise of surprises).   He has now decided that Lisa MacIntyre is on his hit list, and has responded with his usual vitriolic remarks. Continue reading


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Last Night’s Relic Roundup….

Had a lot of fun last night doing battle with Lisa Hume MacIntrye and want to thank Butch Holcombe from American Digger Magazine for the invite and the platform. I think it was good show, with a lot of back and forth, as well as give and take.  If only there were more Lisa’s out there….. Continue reading


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