Metal Detectorists and Archaeological Teams Cooperate in Certification Program

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!!! ...

Applying Social Media and Game Theory to a Self-Regulating Metal Detecting Community

I'm a bit of an idealist. As is stands, all potentially historic public land in Kentucky is "off limits" to detecting.  This includes well-documented areas in our State Parks system and areas that will never ...

Excellent Example of Preservation and Metal Detecting Interests working together.

Working Together  (click to view on youtube.) And here is how you can volunteer to work with archaeologist as a detectorist.  At least in some states. It's worth mentioning that the survey work that he was employed ...

Detecting Videos and the Cutting Room Floor

I'm a  fan of the of hunt videos that you'll find on youtube.  It's enough to make the average Joe run out and get a new detector! And yesterday I learned that there will be ...

Heath Hazards of Detecting in Warm Weather

Sunburn - when will I remember to put sunscreen on my neck? Dehydration - drink lots of water when you're out.   A cooler is a great idea and they're cheap. Tendonitis- detecting uses a ...

Knee Pads for Metal Detecting – Reviewing Three Very Different Pair

When metal detecting, I find that kneepads are a necessity.  As you kneel to pinpoint and dig targets, your knees are exposed to all manner of rough surfaces, rocks, and other hazards.   So, I ...

Spanish-American War Item – 1898 Camp Geo. H. Thomas Medal Dug in Kentucky

Today I was invited to hunt near an old creek in Central KY.  The spot looked promising but ended up offering only wheat pennies and this neat Spanish-American War Era find.  This is a 1898 Camp ...

Speaking at SAA Annual Meeting – Best Practices Panel/Workshop

I will be speaking at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) next Spring in Albuquerque on a panel for best practices related to amateur and professional Archaeologists cooperation. I've spoken at the Society for Historical ...

Scott Clark Featured in Chevy Chaser Magazine for Metal Detecting

It was so cool to get featured in the magazine for the January 2017 issue.  The team at Smiley Pete did a great job on this article. Somewhere west of Lexington on a wooded Kentucky ...

Madison and Slave Cemeteries at Montpelier (video clip)

Thought I would share this as I prepare to join the Archaeological team at Montpelier in February 2013 ...