Archeologists Told To Stop Finding Things For A While

Recent find near Cappagh

Recent find near Cappagh

Following the discovery of six coins from 1972 in a field near Gortin, archeologists in the county have been warned for the final time to tone it down a bit and stop finding things for a while at least.

Professor Joe Quinn, who spearheads the Tyrone Legacy Association which looks into catering for future generations and leaving plenty for them to do, demanded that people stop trying to find old ruins and memorabilia and to leave some of it for our grandchildren and their children:

“Every time I open the paper I hear of some find on a remote field and it drives me insane. People are selfishly thinking of themselves and leaving nothing for people to find in 200 years. I urge people to put things back and tell no one.”

The recent coin find follows last week’s discovery of the ruins of an underwater settlement in Lough Neagh, dating back at least 150 years. Moortown fisherman Patsy McQuaid now admits he should have turned a blind eye to the find, adding that it has only created problems since he went public:

“I should’ve said nothing. There are still people alive today who had parents that maybe lived in the underwater settlement and this has dredged up problems with the tax man claiming it was a tax haven for wealthy Mootown linen factory owners. No good can come from archeology these days.”

The Tyrone Tourism Board are considering fining anyone who discovers anything until 2020. Loughshore metal-detector fanatic Jim Walshe raged:

“Them boys aren’t telling me what to do. What they are now creating is an underground archeological society where people will meet in secret to exchange treasure. Fcuk the future generations.

Jim Walshe was arrested this morning and his metal detector confiscated.

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Posted on January 15, 2015, in Gortin, Lough Neagh, Moortown and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. you tell them slaphead,hands off our jewels

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  2. Fine someone for finding items of historical importance is not how to get these items into museums. It’s too late to start to worry about creating an underground trading place, it already exists and for as long as there are Archies (or those who call themselves professionals), there will always be underground trading. Everywhere I go hunting, all I hear is “you can’t do that” or “no detecting”. Are these governments afraid of what we will find? Or are Archies afraid of someone else finding gold and silver and keeping it for themselves? There are too many stories that are posted about Archies who do not report their findings and end up on the wrong end of the law. For this reason, metal detectorists should continue on and be rewarded for what they find not punished. Study your history, learn it, remember it, or you will be bound to repeat it.

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