Finding Dropped or Flung Lost Items with a Metal Detector – The Wheel and Spoke Method

I'd like to give some advice about finding items that were dropped or "flung" from a known location.  This technique works very well for me, and is the reason I bring a tent stake and ...

Metal Detecting Photography by Scott Clark

This is my gallery of favorite metal detecting images - things that capture the essence of a day detecting around Kentucky and elsewhere. Images are (c) Scott Clark - ALL Rights Reserved. Ask permission. I ...

Rare Winchester (Kentucky) City Railway Company Token

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 ...

We Won One of Kentucky’s Top History Awards!

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 ...

Metal Detecting Shovels – The Best Metal Detecting Digging Tools

A week ago, I made a stupid mistake.  I left my Lesche "Relic" metal detecting shovel at an old house.  When I returned, it was gone.  This review describes other relic-hunting shovels I've owned and ...

Lexington Metal Detectorist Discovers Evidence of Romans in Kentucky

"It sounds like something out of an Indiana Jones movie, but Scott Clark, a metal detector enthusiast from Lexington KY has found a series of artifacts that have prominent Archaeologists converging on a farm field in Central ...
MSUDAI event

Social Media and Archaeology – Presentation at MSU Digital Archaeology Event

Excellent new presentation from Terry Brock (Montpelier Foundation) and Lynne Goldstein of MSU on use of Social Media by Archaeologists presented at the Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice at MSU August 17-22, 2015. Social ...

Excellent Article on Detectorist/Archaeology Cooperation on Battlefields

Some Facebook friends shared with me an excellent article. "....Although portable metal detectors have been used recreationally since the development of the equipment in the mid-1940s, little common ground had been established between archaeologists and metal detecting hobbyists. It ...

Old Newspaper Articles – Liquor Case

In my usual newspaper research, I often find stories that make the metal detecting fan in me perk up.  So I'll clip and post some of these, just look for the tag "clippings" ...

The best metal detecting and relic hunting gloves. Period.

Wanted to make a quick post that might save some others some hassles. Detecting without gloves is foolish. Glass, nails and other very nasty stuff resides a few inches underground. I've pulled at least a ...