Lost History

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Throughout life, people loose things.

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Lance, Co-founder, co-host and metal detector with Global Detection Adventures.

Things fall from their pockets, pouches, purses and anyplace they may have placed items for storage. They fall on the ground to never be seen again.

12th to 15th century necklace pendant. found by author in September 2016 in Germany.

12th to 15th century necklace pendant. found by author in September 2016 in Germany.

This is what makes metal detecting one of the most fun hobbies there is on the planet.

Through our hobby we are able to locate and again bring into light items lost throughout time, in the locations they were lost. By people we will never know, or ones we are working with to help relocate items.

Metal detectorists cherish each and every item we find. We scrutinise each piece, we brush off, and look at what every thing is we find, to try and piece the puzzle together about what it was. Then we imagine about the person who was in possession of the item just prior to it being lost.

what some may consider just trash sitting on the surface, we look at with an intense scrutiny. we try to decipher what the item is, and why it lies in the ground. What event brought it to this place? What was the person doing when it was lost? When was it lost? How was it lost?

In places like where I live, the history spans thousands of years. In places like North America, it spans only several hundred years. Yet the things found tell stories. These stories we try to interpret and share with others over social media, videos, or websites. The people share chunks of history, explaining what happened, when it happened and why it happened.

We all loose things, and those of us who in turn find things, we love what we do.

 

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