Metal Detector Use In Archaeology: An Introduction

Publication: Historical Archaeology, Vol. 32, No. 4

Author: Melissa Connor & Douglas D. Scott

Date of Publication: December 1998

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Metal detectors are simple, effective, and inexpensive remote sensing tools with real value to archaeologists. The archaeologists is presented an overview of how to use a metal detector and outlines the physical principles that govern metal detectors and their limits. Examples of the use of detectors in inventory, testing, and excavation are drawn from the literature and from the authors’ experience.