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The Nighthawking Survey

Oxford, Archaeology The Nighthawking Survey. Other. Oxford Archaeology & English Heritage.

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Nighthawking is the illegal search for and removal of antiquities from the ground using metal detectors, without the permission of the landowners, or on prohibited land such as Scheduled Monuments. Nighthawking is therefore theft. Nighthawks are not to be confused with responsible metal detectorists. It is clear that many metal detectorists follow good practice guidelines, record and/or report their finds, abide by the Treasure Act (1996) and are valued contributors to archaeological understanding. This report uses the general term 'Nighthawks' to refer to those who illegally metal detect. Its use is intended to emphasise the distinction between illegal metal detectorists and law abiding metal detectorists. It is not meant to imply either that the activities of Nighthawks are restricted to hours of darkness, or that law-abiding metal detecting can only take place during the day.

Item Type:Monograph (Other)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Geographical Areas > English Counties > North Yorkshire
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Northamptonshire
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Suffolk
ID Code:5832
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:18 Sep 2020 08:20
Last Modified:18 Sep 2020 08:20

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