This Google Hangout video was produced by National Trust for Historic Preservation was meant to correspond with their Winter 2015 edition of Preservation Magazine (linked at bottom.) – We discussed cooperation with metal detectorists and Archaeologists in a very informative video conference. During this hangout, hosted by Dennis Hockman, we discussed themes from the feature article “Common
I co-authored a blog post at Society for Historical Archaeology’s blog with Dr. Matt Reeves of Montpelier. I hope you’ll check it out. I was humbled to be asked and proud to be a part of it. Open Minds, Clearer Signals – Metal Detectorist and Archaeologist Cooperation Takes Another Step
I received a series of questions on my last post from a reader named Byron. As I started my response, I realized that I’ve heard a similar question at least a dozen times recently, so thought a new post made sense. My response is below. Here’s his comment: I’ve been following the progress of
Continued from previous post…. Can this program get any better? Even though a few of the detectorists are nursing sore muscles, moaning at the early mornings and trying to figure out how to plan apparel for 28F mornings and 60F afternoons, we are rapidly getting into archaeological rhythm. (We’re only half-joking when we say the
Day 3 and 4 flew by… and I barely had time to blog tonight. I had been looking forward to the Chicken Mountain wooded hunt during the MACP program. The Chicken Mountain site is one of the least surveyed areas thus far around Montpelier, so the potential for Madison-Era finds was quite real (as
After an enjoyable day working the front lawn at Montpelier on the first day, day two at Montpelier started out with a downpour. It rained hard and we spent several hours in the archaeology lab hearing Dr. Reeves discuss metal detecting techniques (woodland grids) as well as a fascinating (yes, really!) presentation on dating a site with nails.
After much preparation and a 7 hour drive yesterday, today started early with a 7:30 team meeting to discuss previous work and goals of the Montpelier Metal Detecting Archaeology program. The team gathered around coffee and donuts while Matt Reeves, PhD, director of Montpelier’s archaeological program, introduced us to the team as well as
Today I’m cleaning and gathering up my stuff for a trip from Lexington to the Montpelier estate in Virginia to participate in the Montpelier Archaeological Certification Program being conducted via a partnership between Montpelier and Minelab Americas. This program is being run by Matthew Reeves, Director of Archaeology and team. I will be posting (as wi-fi allows,)
Thought I would share this as I prepare to join the Archaeological team at Montpelier in February 2013.
A promising program for cooperation between professionals and amateurs with the Montpelier Archaeological Certification Program (MACP.) Well done, Minelab! Postscript: I’m attending in 2013!!!