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
The Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists are publishing "30 Days of Archaeology." One of my projects, the Goodnight Cemetery is one of the posts. Fascinating stuff - Enjoy!!!
Ok, this sucks. More information at https://www.atf.gov/news/pr/public-safety-advisory Louisville Field Division In Harlan County, Kentucky, there have been three confirmed incidents of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) being hidden inside trail cameras, which exploded and injured people. An operation was conducted and nine IEDs were located
Ever wonder what it would be like to be on the receiving end of a cannon barrage in the civil war? Well, this video is as close as you'll ever get (and ever want to get.) The sounds of the superheated
I’ve been using the excellent new NEL Big coil (it’s 15 x 17 inches, y’all!) in some of my civil war camp searches over the past few weeks in a successful attempt to sniff out fragments of friction primers (many are pictured on my Instagram
When I hear detectorists talking about “Saving History” these days I can’t help but form the follow up questions in my head. Saving for whom? Saving from what? What do you think history is? Who will access what you’ve saved so that it’s useful?
Sometimes it’s hard to estimate the diameter of a cannonball with only a fragment, so here’s a quick way to calculate it using two rulers and a bit of geometry in just a few seconds. After a while you’ll be able to just look
“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 Kentucky this week. Clark has spent weekends detecting in
I wanted to show this amazingly great condition musket wipe, apparently lost in the chaos of a major artillery engagement. These were attached to the end of the steel ram-rod and . used to clear debris from the barrel, such as paper wadding that had
This post is an avocational detectorist's response to the thoughtful protest post by Craig Swain about DIV (Digging in Virginia) metal detecting rally at “Ransack a Historic Site”