Well tonight I was listening to the American Digger Relic Roundup. I have to say that I have been listening to this radio show for the last few months and I enjoy the material that they bring to the table. Tonight they continued a discussion with the Director of archaeology at Montpelier, Matt Reeves. I was very intrigued by this show and enjoyed much of it. There were a few things that bugged me about it. Here ya go..
1- I think the idea is awesome and I would love to be involved in the program. Unfortunately it is a quite expensive program for the week. If I remember correctly it is upwards of $1,000.
2- When a caller posed the question of whether or not there were plans to expand the program the response was no. This just makes things seem elite. I would love to see manufacturers other than Minelab get on board with the idea of everyone working in harmony. I would love to be able to help out on a local level.
3- I have to wonder if the Montpelier project is getting as much archaeology attention as it is in the detecting community. I think if the archaeological community could see the benefits of having md’ers around it could start a change.
If I happen to have an local and open minded archaeologist that views my blog; please take note that we as detecting enthusiasts would love to learn more about your processes and goals. Who knows maybe we can help each other fulfill a common goal.
Thanks for reading and Happy Hunting!