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Our Methods

What approaches do we take to uncover information and artefacts?

We use a number of different methods to glean as much information as we can.  The list on the right outlines some of the approaches we take. We are an amateur group but we would like to think we approach the subject in as professional a manner as we can.

The one description that we avoid at all costs is 'treasure hunting'.  That's not what we do, although being realistic, there is a possibility that something valuable could be uncovered.  In that case, any artefact is dealt with according to the laws governing treasure trove and of course the landowner is involved in the whole process and is aware of all that is happening.