Deckers, Pieterjan, Dobat, Andres, Ferguson, Natasha, Heeren, Stijn, Lewis, Michael and Thomas, Suzie (2018) The complexities of Metal Detecting Policy and Practice: a response to Samuel Hardy, ‘Quantitative Analysis of Open-Source Data on Metal Detecting for Cultural Property’ (Cogent Social Sciences 3, 2017). Open Archaeology, 4 (1). pp. 115-126. ISSN 1475-5270

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In his paper ‘Quantitative analysis of open-source data on metal detecting for cultural property’, Samuel Hardy suggested that permissive policy is ineffective in minimizing the damage done to cultural heritage by non-professional metal detecting. This response paper contests the basic assumptions upon which this analysis is based. While Hardy‘s comparative, quantitative approach is laudable, it is founded in a biased and simplistic outlook on the metal detecting phenomenon.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological metal detecting; heritage management; public archaeology heritage management, artefacts, positive contribution, responsible practice, recreation, engagement.
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 08:42
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 08:42

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