It was back in October of 2010 that I first mentioned a website called Metal Detecting Hobby Talk, or as it’s now known, MDHTalk. Lee Wiese is the genius behind this “informative” site, and if you are interested in knowing more about the man, you will find a link on my website that takes you back to the original post…..
I mention Lee’s site again because in his latest update he penned a great article titled “Is Recreational Metal Detecting on the Endangered List“, and I urge you to read it. It is well done, and pretty much sums up our current status, and what we need to do to improve it.
Heres hoping as well that the FMDAC, Task Force and WWATS officers read the “National Metal Detecting Association” portion, and give serious thought to creating just such a group. It’s more important now then ever before….
Lee, many, many thanks for your work over the years and for offering MDHTalk. It’s the best in my book, and I urge all of you to subscribe and receive MDHTalk updates as they come out. Lots of useful information…..
IMPORTANT DISCOVERY IN LOUISIANA
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York archaeologists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read, “California archaeologists findings of 200-year-old copper wire: They have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.”
One week later, a local newspaper in Louisiana reported the following: “After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Carencro, Louisiana, Boudreaux, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Boudreaux has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Louisiana had already gone wireless.”
A reminder that Lisa Hume MacIntyre, archaeologist from Jacksonville, Florida, and I will be on the American Digger magazine’s Relic Roundup Show, July 15, from 9 to 10pm, EST.. Hope you will tune in, call in and enjoy the show. I have no idea how it will go…depends on how testy she gets. I am certain she is working on a load of questions to fire at me, and most certainly a few witty, wise crack comebacks to mine.
Lisa, if you are reading this, be prepared, or be sorry. Just a warning…..
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HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL OF YOU
The 4th of July is one of those holidays that makes us realize just how lucky we are to be living in the United States of America. A place where, despite your political differences, your religion, your nationality, your wealth, you can stand up and say what is on your mind without fear of recrimination. As simple as that may sound there are millions of people around the world who do not have the same privilege, so while indulging yourself this weekend remember our troops stationed abroad who are fighting those who wish to take that right away….
Lastly, eat some BBQ, a burger, a hot dog, drink a beer (a glass of red for me), enjoy the fireworks, and when your wife is not looking, sneak out and go detecting….. Happy Holiday!
One last reminder….