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”.
I found the SAA’s view somewhat encouraging, but still lacking when it comes to how they view us and what it is we do. Then again you surely know all about my unfettered and dying love for archaeologists. Here’s my very biased take on their concerns and views….