Metal Detecting Treasure Hunters Destroying Ancient Moorland: Detectorists in Denial

Conservationists at Spelthorne Borough Council are raising the alarm about the effects of treasure hunting by metal detectorist damaging ancient moorland (Chris Caulfield, ‘Metal detecting treasure hunters destroying ancient moorland’ Get Surrey 23 Jan 2014). In Surrey a popular conservation area, a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), is being dug up by artefact hunters, which is not only affecting the buried archaeological remains but is changing the vegetation cover (this is not pl…


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