American Digger Magazine Volume 12, Issue 1
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The publication for diggers and collectors of history. In this issue:
The Loramie Creek Portage Site
When detectorists combine archaeological methods with good detecting techniques, the results can be astounding, as was revealed by this Ohio dig.
By Ian “Mac” McAtee
Diving Into The Past
Millions of years ago, megalodons roamed the oceans. While these giant sharks are long gone, their huge teeth remain... if you know where to look.
By Jason Foote
RETURN TO COLE’S HILL
Just how many relics can one site hold? A lot, if it is like the famous Cole’s Hill of Culpeper, Virginia, home to several Diggin’ in Virginia events.
An American Digger® staff member traveled to a remote 1886 African battlefield and was almost certainly the first person to ever search it with a detector.
By Bob Roach
Good For What Ails You
When a noted bottle collector picks his favorite, it pays to listen. Especially if one is ever stricken with the dreaded “River Swamp Chills & Fever.”
By Bill Baab
I’M STILL HERE
It started as an advertisement for a Civil War relic for sale. It ended with a look into the “good old days” of relic hunting.
As told to Mike Whitfield
Parrott Projectile Sabot Problems and One Solution
An examination of an inherent problem with Civil War field artillery and how it was alleviated.
By Jack W. Melton, Jr.
The 2015 Gold Diaries
Want to experience the adventure of mining Alaskan gold? Be prepared to spend plenty of time and money first, as this firsthand account explains.
By Steve Phillips