Thu, Apr 15|
Finding Common Ground: Can Relic Hunters and Archeologists Work Together?
Hosted by Preservation Maryland, Moderated by Craig Lukezic and Jessica Feldt. Join this panel for a civil conversation about positive ways to discover the past!
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2021, 1:00 PM
About The Event
Relic hunting has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic with families looking for socially distanced, outdoor activities. Most of these history-lovers are unaware that sensitive historic sites might be damaged in the process. Meanwhile, archaeologists are alarmed by the damage, but rarely reach out to the relic hunting community to find productive alternatives to what they see as "looting”. It’s time to talk about it! Join a panel of archaeologists and avocationalists for a civil conversation about positive ways to discover the marvels of the past.
Moderators: Craig Lukezic and Jessica Feldt
Panelists: Dr. Matt McKnight, Chief Archaeologist, Maryland Historical Trust; Dr. Matt Reeves, Director of Archaeology, Montpelier; Claude Bowen, President, Archaeological Society of Maryland; Scott Clark, Owner, Kentucky Unearthed.
For more information, visit https://cfma-md.com/index.php/news