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Metalldetektorn som ett arkeologiskt redskap – ris eller ros?: En studie kring metalldetektorns bidrag till arkeologin med exempel från undersökningarna i Uppåkra och Gudme
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The metal detector as an archaeological tool: good or bad? (English)
Abstract [en]

The metal detector as an archaeological tool: good or bad?

Over the past six decades, the metal-detector has taken both the public as the archaeology by storm. The amount of people that has started to use it both as a hobby and in their jobs, is consistently growing, and the finds that it has provided has been of great value to the archaeologists. This paper examines how the metal-detector has been used and what kind of information it has provided for archaeologists.

Firstly, there will be a short presentation of the metal-detector as a tool where its history and function get depicted. Thereafter a short summary around the legislation concerning metal-detectors follows of both Sweden and Denmark, which will end with a comparison.

Then, the archaeological excavations with metal-detectors that has taken place in Uppåkra and Gudme during the last 40 years gets presented. There will be a short historical comprehension around both places which is followed by the surveys that has been conducted with metal-detectors and some of the finds that has been made.

Finally, there will be a short summary around the debate in Sweden whether the legislation concerning metal-detectors should be liberalized or not. The text will end with a discussion where the author talks about his thoughts of metal-detectors in archaeology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 54
Keywords [en]
Metal detector, legislation, Gudme, Uppåkra, archaeology
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152564OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-152564DiVA, id: diva2:1255358
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Archaeology
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Archeology
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Available from: 2018-10-12 Created: 2018-10-12 Last updated: 2018-10-12Bibliographically approved

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