Metal detecting holidays in England with the World's most successful metal detecting club.

Twinned with Midwest Historical Research Society USA



Archaeology Page


Archaeology or archeology (American English) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. The goal of archaeology is to shed light on long-term human prehistory, history, behaviour and cultural evolution.
Since we started these hunts twenty years ago we have made an increasing number of unexpected finds of serious historical importance. Examples like Mass Bruce's Bronze Age axe head hoard and Ohio Bud's Saxon gold dagger pommel are now on display in Colchester museum. To ensure the correct handling of these important discoveries I am currently studied archeology as a formal course . The studies include early history, site ID, survey, recovery and dating, artefact preservation, research and archive records, site case studies etc. I also attended a major dig during one summer getting hands on practical training. It appears that a large proportion of the land we hunt has seen intense early activity, it is only a matter of time before other major discoveries are found so formalised training is very important issue now. Check out the new page on the Roman Villa dig training course I attened in June 2005.

Links to some Archaeology pages with what's going on locally


Archaeology Information Centre The UK's bestselling archaeology magazine - Current World Archaeology - Digs & Discoveries from around the world

Council for British Archaeology


Colchesters Roman Chariot track Amateur's view of the most remarkable archaeological find that has been made in Colchester for many years.

COLCHESTER ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRUST Great site showing all the excavations taking place locally