Searching for Ancient Village Site in the Fields

One hour of scouting around did not bring any results so we moved to a different field which did not have anything planted on it, a gully was in close proximity to it.

Metal Detecting in Field


I went to the gully's bottom to start my search walking uphill. The temperature reached 104F, and I started thinking about planning a metal detecting trip to Central Africa - I could do it there!

Detecting On a Slope


The "red-hot" cushions of my headphones were burning my ears, but I could still hear a solid bronze signal. Popped up a plain convex button, circa late 18th century.

Convex Button, ca. 18th Century


Convex Civil Button


A solid coin signal resulted in digging up a large "copper." With my blurry vision (from the heat and sweat), I could not see first what it was.

Large Copper Coin

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