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From Manassas to Montpelier: How the Metal Detecting Community changed my Outlook on Archaeology

Author(s): Matthew Reeves

Year: 2016

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Engaging with amateur metal detectorists is something that is not new to the discipline of archaeology today, however, some twenty years ago it was a relatively new phenomena. That was the time that Stephen Potter introduced me to working with a relic hunting club in Northern Virginia when I was directing projects at Manassas National Battlefield Park, The success of these projects in both engaging volunteer metal detectorists and results from the artifacts recovered made these surveys a profound influence in my career. This paper will discuss this project and the direction I have since taken surveys at Montpelier.


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From Manassas to Montpelier: How the Metal Detecting Community changed my Outlook on Archaeology. Matthew Reeves. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434899)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America