American Digger Volume 10, Issue 4
IN THIS ISSUE:
EVIDENCE OF A NEW NATION
The roots of the U.S.A. are not always found in designated historic areas. More often than not, they are hidden beneath farmlands, slated to be forgotten or eventually destroyed. At least, until the relic hunters arrive.
By Bob Painter
A DIGGER LOOKS AT DIGGIN’ IN VIRGINIA
As the Diggin’ In Virginia organized relic hunts celebrate their 10th anniversary, a participant gives his take on the latest event.
By Randy Schuh
RETURN TO PEA RIDGE
When road work was planned at an Arkansas National Battlefield Park, relic hunters teamed up with the National Park Service to conduct a very revealing metal detecting survey of what happened there.
By Stephen Burgess
Sometimes big things come in small packages. Although the mastodon skull this author found was small, it definitely wasn’t insignificant.
By Glenn Harbour
It was first a resort and then, in 1847, became the first home for the Kentucky Military Institute. It is now a private school, and what better way to explore its history than with a metal detector?
By Peggy Gould
THE MYSTERIOUS “L” WAIST PLATE
No one knows the true story of who used these extremely rare belt plates, but this author and longtime relic hunter has some ideas.
By William Spedale
MY FAVORITE FIND
For many in our hobby, digging up an antique automobile part might not seem especially fun or significant. For one detectorist, however, doing so led to fond memories of his family.
By Hank Drews
Q & A With Charlie Harris
“Just Dug” Recent Finds
D-mail from Readers
News n Views legal issues regarding collecting and detecting
Stumpt, aka “What is is?”
Arrowhead column “What’s The Point?”
And, if you want to have a laugh, “The Whole Truth” lets you see the humorous side of the hobby.
All this and more in this issue!