By Kevin Greene
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As a result of the publicity surrounding Schliemann’s major discoveries at Troy in the 1870s, a request was made in England to obtain financial support from the Treasury for work on burial mounds in the same area of Turkey, on the grounds that they were of as much potential interest as the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, which was already receiving financial support. The official reply was mortifying: the work at Ephesus was undertaken ‘…not for the purpose of ascertaining the site or the form of the Temple, objects quite beyond the scope of the Trustees [of the British Museum], but for the sake of such relics of ancient art as might be found buried among the ruins.
Is recorded, rather than the absolute field. This permits rapid surveying of areas threatened by development, especially if a ‘bleeper’ mechanism produces an audible sound when an anomaly is detected. Even more rapid is the fluxgate gradiometer, which takes continuous, rather than spot, readings (‘…the workhorse—and the race-horse—of British archaeological prospecting’ (Clark 1990, 69)). Gradiometer results are easier to interpret than magnetometer readings, which are more easily disturbed by natural variations in the subsoil, or by the effects of wire fences, electrical storms or railways.
At Snettisham (Norfolk) several hoards of gold and silver coins and ornaments dating from the first century BC had been found by accident during ploughing, and by metal detector users. After the most recent find, archaeologists from the British Museum removed the topsoil mechanically, and located further undisturbed hoards buried at a depth that was beyond the range of metal detectors used on the original surface. The topsoil that had been removed was also thoroughly checked both by eye and by metal detector.