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Metal Detector Use in Archaeology: An Introduction

by Melissa Conner and Douglas D. Scott, in Historical Archaeology, 1998, Vol. 32. No. 4, page 63-82. (Order at: www.shaonliine.org/pubs2.htm)

Bibliography of Kansas Archaeology Projects Assisted by Volunteers Using Metal Detectors

This bibliography compiled by Virginia Wulfkuhle and Martin Stein lists articles and reports of several Kansas projects completed with the assistance of volunteers using metal detectors. Included are reports of research at the sites of Mine Creek Battlefield, the Hollenburg Pony Express Station, Fort Ellsworth, Fort Harker, and the Santa Fe Trail.

The Battle of Monmouth: The Archaeology of Molly Pitcher, the Royal Highlanders, and Colonel Cilley's Light Infantry

This report by Daniel Sivilich and Garry Wheeler Stone describes metal detecting research done at the site of The Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey -- one of the longest and largest land battles of the Revolutionary War. Members of the Battlefield Restoration and Archaeological Volunteer Organization (BRAVO) located the battle locations using metal detectors to pinpoint artifacts. A computer database program written by Dan Sivilich was used to generate an artifact distribution map illustrating the residues of a portion of the battle. (This program, called Artitrak, collects and sorts the data which is then passed on to ArcView, a Geographical Information System [GIS] program that provides a map of the artifacts superimposed over an aerial photographc.) Daniel Sivilich is the founder and President of BRAVO. Garry Wheeler Stone is the historian for Monmouth Battlefield State Park (Sate of New Jersey) and is past president of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). BRAVO members began conducing archaeological surveys with Stone in 1990.

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