Humankind has always been trying to discover new things, solve mysteries, and find fossils that are dating many centuries behind. Artifact that people were lucky enough to show us how our ancestors lived or give us important tips about what they used to like, dislike or do. Being passionate about this hobby that can turn into something serious afterward is one of the most important things that will lead you to these findings.
Archaeology is an ancient complex science, which, thanks to modern technology, allows us to find artifacts from thousands of years of history and mysteries unexplored centuries. To find artifacts it is not enough to have a quality team with experience in this area. You have to address the issues, be careful and responsible on the field. You have to make a plan that will help you with your future work.
The preparation stage is all about getting informed. You have to learn historical facts, curiosities, maps, books and visit museums give a closer look to some important discoveries. Once you expand your knowledge, you will be able to compare the artifacts and get your own idea of where could the new ones possibly be.
You are ready to go!
Collect the necessary bibliography
In search of coins, artifacts play a particularly important role, as some of the most informative results. Buy some directories with coins of different times, or use the Internet to compare. If the future discovery refers to a specific period, and the catalog of objects to period antiques (can fall accessories, which are a symbol, move in any direction).
Determine the location in the research
If the research is limited to the territory of the fortress or castle, the ruins of which are preserved, then the problem is not difficult even for novice archaeologists and search engines. But if you need to find the location of the old tavern or a cemetery, which has been destroyed for a long time, look for old maps. Get a new up then and compare them so you will know where exactly you should go.
Collect the equipment
To find artifacts you need basic and special equipment: shovel with a sharp point, knife, brush, probe, a pick and a metal detector – mandatory attribute of modern artifacts engines search. The modern market offers a range of instruments for both beginners and professionals with a wide range of prices.
Mark or define the search
When you decide which place do you want to research, mark it on the map and go there with all the equipment and hope that you are going to come back with something great.
Start the research
You can start using your metal detector. Move it slowly from one side to another and wait for the sound that will inform you about the hidden metal under the surface.
After you come to the point of turning your metal detector on, all you have to do is be patient and repeat the process. You cannot expect to discover something right away so you have to be patient. Do not give up after a few attempts or feel hopeless. The biggest discoveries took centuries to be found and there are probably so much more still hidden under the ground. You have to be determined and one day it’s going to pay off.