Grave Finds

Every year, hundreds of archaeological objects are found by metal detectorists that potentially derive from graves. Owing to the general lack of protection given to grave goods in England, some end up in private collections or on the antiquities trade. I recently completed some research into this, which has just been published as an HistoricContinue reading “Grave Finds”

Detecting Heritage Crime(s)

What do we know about illicit metal detecting in England? Turns out to be not as much as we’d like to. Louise Nicholas (Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy) and I carried out some research to better understand what is going on. We looked at two different sources of data and compared them toContinue reading “Detecting Heritage Crime(s)”