Metal Detecting in Finland : An Ongoing Debate

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Wessman , A , Koivisto , L & Thomas , S 2016 , ' Metal Detecting in Finland : An Ongoing Debate ' , Open Archaeology , vol. 2 , no. 1 , pp. 85-96 . https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2016-0006

Title: Metal Detecting in Finland : An Ongoing Debate
Author: Wessman, Anna; Koivisto, Leena; Thomas, Suzie
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017
University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017
Date: 2016-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Open Archaeology
ISSN: 2300-6560
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/167862
Abstract: This outline article presents and critiques legislation as it affects the metal detecting hobby and the archaeological profession. It considers some of the ways in which metal detectorists themselves have caused controversy but also positive news in relation to archaeological heritage in Finland. A selection of examples of collaboration based on the authors own experiences is presented, also the impact of metal detecting on material culture and archaeological research. The continuing object-oriented focus of both metal detectorists and the media is identified. New collection and engagement strategies could enhance archaeological research, while engaging this particular section of the wider public.
Subject: 615 History and Archaeology
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