New "old roman army sites" found.

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  1. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

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  3. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this article. I used to do historical reenacting here in the States, Revolutionary War and Civil War. If I lived in Europe I would have done Roman reenacting. I would love to explore those Roman sites. Are you permitted to metal detect these sites?
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  4. serafino

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    When I was visiting family in Sicily I don't remember anybody doing any metal detecting. I wonder if it's allowed. My Grandmother's old house in Sicily is 700 years old and back in the old days Sicilians would sometimes hide silver coins in the walls of their homes. They occasionally find coin hordes when they are doing construction on these very old homes
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  5. Bart9349

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    Thank you for posting this. it really is a great discovery using modern technology: aerial photography, satellite imagery, and airborne LiDAR.

    (Had to look up airborne LiDAR, however: Airborne LiDAR is installed on a helicopter or drone for collecting data. As soon as it's activated, Airborne LiDAR emits light towards the ground surface, which returns to the sensor immediately after hitting the object, giving an exact measurement of its distance.)

    My ossified brain really needed this modern map to place the site, however:


    A rather complete video on the Roman conquest of Spain:

    I would love to see the Roman ruins in Spain, including these in Mérida, Spain (which is southwest of the discovered site discussed):

  6. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    They prob dont allow metal detecting by the public on historical sites, but I bet they will have people do it for architectural purposes
  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Modern technology is great. Back in grad school I used some satellite images to uncover a Buddhist monastery complex adjacent to a large tomb mound of the Empress Feng from the Northern Wei dynasty.
    Far as I could tell, nobody, in any language, had studied that site.
    What I wouldn’t give for some funding...
  8. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Wow that is way cool!
  9. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    It was a fun project. Too bad there’s no money in archaeology hahaha
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  10. otlichnik

    otlichnik Well-Known Member

    Metal detecting rules depend on what country you are in.

    I don't think any allow anyone to detect on a designated historical site. Though in some places detectorists work with local archaeologists at such sites - but of course what is found during such operations is not theirs, it belongs to the site.

    In countries where you can detect on private land, with the owners permission, it is often possible to detect near or next door to the designated site. And a farm field nearby can be very good for detecting finds, or surface finds of pottery shards, etc.

    I know that some of my coins and artifacts come from near certain archaeological sites. I bought from a variety of detectorists who I knew well - each of whom have their deals with specific farms and landowners nearby. But with one or two exceptions - where I was told exactly where something was found - I only know things like - farm near Carnuntum or farm near Virinum, etc.

    In some cases the items had to go to the state first, even though they came from private land, and the state decided whether to buy them from the finder or return them to the finder. Though that was only with the bigger things like gold, large hoards, etc. - not my kind of stuff.

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  11. ancient coin hunter

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    I majored in Egyptian Archaeology and Languages, not much interest in the major from the workplace, but I eventually landed my first professional job, just took a few months to do it. Got offers from Apple and GE, then my employer at the time paid for my MBA and doctorate in finance, which was a pretty good deal. So you can run the table even if you have a somewhat "useless" major.
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  12. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    Finding a ancient or old coin horde has got to be a great feeling for us coin nuts.
  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Awesome story! All I could get out of life was a job taking calls at a car insurance company lol
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