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Metal Detecting Course, Assington Mill, Sudbury, 26th March 2017

Author: Assington Mill, Sudbury Published: 19th February 2017 08:05

 Assington Mill

Metal Detecting Course, Assington Mill, Sudbury, 26th March 2017

The Detector Detective - how metal detecting can help you see into your village's past.

Section one. 10-11.30am The story of the metal detector and how they work. Great finds made by amateurs.  How the equipment aids local history researches. What can be found and reading the landscape.  Pottery types and field walking clues. Interpreting the evidence and building a picture of what once went on the now empty fields . Darren's thirty five years experiences.

Section two. 11.45 -1pm   Finding out a farms background. Gaining permission to search. (Role play) Creating a farm archive with field reports. Find drawing and map marking. Liasoning with Archaeologists and the local community. The Treasure Act. Beach detecting and garden prospecting.

Section three. 2-3.15pm   OUTDOOR PRACTICAL  Learning how to operate a detector and what signals to listen out for. Responsible practices and the Countryside code. Recording find spots.

Section four. 3.30-4.30  Preserving finds and storage. Clubs and rallies. Activity where by a 'farm' is given to the group (split into teams) whereby they demonstrate some of their new found knowledge of how to go about their own survey. Questions and answer session to round things off

What to Bring

  • Bring any equipment you have.
  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Wellies

 

https://www.assingtonmill.com/courses

 

 

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