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 Posted: Sat Mar 17th, 2007 03:28 pm
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Johan Steele
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Unfortunately there is really probably so much more to the story.  I have seen both sides of the extreme.  A friend belongs to a metal detecting club; their rules are as stringent and as responsible as any archaeologist.  But that said clubs are probably a dime a dozen and any idiot can buy a metal detector at Wal Mart.

There is no standard and nothing to check people w/ loose morals... while peer pressure has an effect judging from the amount of stolen relics on ebay it is not enough.

My own view is that most relic hunters are little better than grave robbers; but that is a gut feeling and not fair to those who act w/ care and respect.  I have no doubt there is more to this story... on both sides and I would not be suprised if the media is less than honest in its reporting.

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