I feel its about time I wrote about the above subject. Heritage action have an artefact erosion counter shown Here.
It is obvious that some corrupt metal detectorists will dig up artefacts and either not report them or record them. However this counter is a load of tosh. First of all how was it decided how quickly the counter would tick when they themselves admit that what happens on a field is a secret.
Secondly can you prove its accurate by naming any single one item and the date and time it was dug out the ground? You know, one of the items you have counted?
Third reason, I just checked the erosion counter. Its still there ticking away, infact its counted 402 artefacts that have been dug up today already ( mostly unreported to the pas apparently). 402 artefacts today, that's right four hundred and two ! Strange that really when I just stepped out side I was nearly blown over by 80mph winds and driving rain. Which means there must be some real hardy detectorists out there digging the artefacts that the counter has counted.
Pull the other one guys. Some of us are trying to make metal detecting more ethical but we dont need you guys ramming this fictional and majorly non reliable counter in the publics face.
Wow its at 414 now.