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Just now, trigger_andy said:

Why does that not surprise me in the slightest. :D 

I'll sort it, I have done for every other Arbtalk meet I've arranged. Just ask on here.

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There is a circle of beech trees about 100 yards from my front door in the middle of an arable field on a South facing slope on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.  The old man who lived nearby and who died in the 1950s, told my father that a man and his horse were buried under the trees.  I always thought that it was one of those tall stories but if true may have been some survivor of Waterloo or similar.
A metal detectorist came by and asked if he could look around so I suggested the trees and the field where I could keep and eye on him
He found some brooches and there was a skeleton underneath.  The University of Sheffield were conducting a dig about fifteen miles away and I asked them to investigate.
Here is the video.  If you are not interested in archaeology then Dr Alice Roberts is worth watching without the archaeology, especially as she likes wild swimming!
I bought myself a Deus XP and found the little boar's head with the red garnet eyes.  My heart jumped when Alice said that it was her favourite object of the series.
The mind boggling thing is that red garnets were only found in one place in the world at that time--  Sri Lanka.
So how did sections of African elephant tusk (they found five altogether and dated to the same 6th century period) and red garnets from Sri Lanka arrive 100 yards from my front door 1500 years ago?
The silver bracelet and Roman bronze bowl, nearly 2000 years old are also fantastic finds
 
 

Red garnets can be found in Devon.
Sticklepath to be precise.
Used to hunt in the old garnet tailing piles as a kid.

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3 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:


Red garnets can be found in Devon.
Sticklepath to be precise.
Used to hunt in the old garnet tailing piles as a kid.
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Just to put the other side of the coin ( pardon the pun ) Metal detector bods used to drive me bonkers when I was a keeper . There I am trying to keep partridge on the stubbles and these guys are marching here , there and everywhere and digging it up ! ☹️

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