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Ever wonder how archaeologists work? The Diggers supervising archaeologist shows you how.

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Ever wonder how archaeologists work? The Diggers supervising archaeologist shows you how.

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Ron Angelo
Ron Angelo

 I"m a newer hobbyist metal 'detectorist' and fan of the show.  I'm also a big fan and respecter of archaeology, and would like to know how to record my finds.  I heard KG and Ringy mention that before they fill in their holes, the staff archaeologist records their finds.  I would like to preserve what archaeological information I can, so I'm not just finding and removing artifacts from the ground.  Any advice as to how to preserve the 'context' of my finds?  Thanks!  Great show, keep up the awesome work.

William SR Shenette
William SR Shenette

Well done Brian well said I wish I could help you.

I have the know how , Once you learned you never forget how. 

use your trowen and  dust pan small 1/4 in scree and a 1/8 in screen.

I still have all my stuff packed away from when I use to go on digs.

William SR Shenette
William SR Shenette

I totally Agree James,

I use to be a member of the Massachusetts Archeology society . I have to re new my dues  I need to get back in to this Nativer American (Nations First People) digging very rewarding in deed.

To hold something in your hand after 10-15000 years of being buried

James Denison
James Denison

The Diggers show, unlike some of the other shows, emphases that artifact belong to the landowners. KG & the Ringmaster show their respect for the artifacts, and enthusiasm. Archeology is slow, tedious and rewarding!

James Denison
James Denison

The Diggers show, unlike some of the other shows, emphases that artifact belong to the landowners. KG & the Ringmaster show their respect for the artifacts, and enthusiasm. Archeology is slow, tedious and rewarding!