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John

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Can I Dig It?
« on: June 01, 2016, 12:04:16 AM »

In an age when children must have the latest toy, I sigh and remember how things used to be and how innocent we were. We are told never to look back, but when you do, you often realise that those were the Good Old Days! But what’s this got to do with metal detecting?

http://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2016/06/can-i-dig-it/

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Re: Can I Dig It?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 07:10:48 AM »
Good read  :)
I now see the 9 cans (aye , really  ;D) I dug on Sunday in a different light... ;D
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Re: Can I Dig It?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 10:15:08 PM »
...if you are not digging cans, then you will miss large silver or bronze objects (even big hammered) close to the surface, that can sound very much like cans...ask Tommy about his axe find last Sunday for example, a signal that a few may have left thinking 'can' (especially after the morning session), but he dug it and was rewarded with a beautiful ancient artefact!!!

...good post John!

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Re: Can I Dig It?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 10:37:18 PM »
Once again one to get us thinking
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Re: Can I Dig It?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 10:57:44 PM »
Thank you for all your comments ...

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Re: Can I Dig It?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 06:01:01 PM »
Good article John.

Cans and pulls are material culture. Many of your typical archaeologists might snort from their ivory tower but there is no denying it. My focus is WWII conflict archaeology and even though there is a million books that have been written on the subject the detail of the individuals very much gets lost and the artefacts they leave behind can be fascinating. Ok geek hat off ;)