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Metal detectorists fine-tune English history

The Guardian has posted an interesting article about metal detecting in England and how the artifacts found by metal detector enthusiasts is changing our understanding of how England was invaded and settled.

MacGregor recently presented the successful Radio 4 series, A History of the World in 100 Objects.

The report shows that 2010 was an exceptional year, with 859 treasure discoveries (up by 10%) and 90,146 other finds (up 36%).

The finds are helping draw new maps of invasion, settlement, trade and warfare across thousands of years of English history.

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Story: Maev Kennedy, Guardian.co.uk | Photo: Reuters

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