Brian Mabelitini and I were honored last night by the Kentucky Historical Society by the receipt of the Brigadier Gen. William R. Buster award for military history – specifically our metal detecting archaeology project and paper about discoveries near the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. I’m
This Johnson School “Penny Lunch” token (aluminum) was OVER 13″ deep on private property on the North side of Lexington. It remains one of the deepest coins I’ve ever recovered. I estimate this to be from 1890-1900. The term “penny lunch” had been coined
Winchester Railway 1-Fare Token…..Sometimes a small artifact found in an old house really gives us a rare connection to local history. This very rare brass Winchester City Railway Company token (~1890) offered one fare. Found in Georgetown, KY before construction was about to destroy
Somewhere in Jessamine County, Kentucky, there lies a Garrett Pinpointer. Lost in 2012, it is surely ruined now by snow, rain and ice. And perhaps was eaten or smashed by a cow. Or something. At $120 a pop, these things are not cheap –
If you can’t hear the full range of tones for the Deus metal detector, you are tossing out a good portion of the machine’s capability. To me, metal detecting headphones are like the tires on the car where you don’t compromise or you put the
The European Space Agency’s Galileo system went live today after a bunch of rocket launches and billions in investment. Sources say the system will be one of the most accurate positioning systems ever built and offer a pathway for inexpensive cm-level accuracy in all
I had fun making this metal detecting higlights clip promo video for the Facebook page. Have gained over 2100 followers for Metal Detecting in Kentucky page so someone likes it!!!
This has been a fun discussion with friends online and a few Archaeologist buddies over drinks. It was fun answering so I thought I’d share that with my readers here, also. This is just for fun! What are your ideas? Limits of Treasure
These are the images I've submitted to Whites Detecting for consideration in their calendar. No matter if they use them, I thought you might like to see a few in high-res.
Now, string wrapped and stakes pulled, after a year of sweat, bee stings and poison ivy I will be presenting a paper at the next SHA with my friend and Archaeologist Brian Mabelitini on a significant new set of discoveries we’ve made related to