A commentary/response piece by SuALT PI Suzie Thomas was recently published in the journal Public Archaeology. It appears in Volume 15 Issue 4, which is dated 2016 although the article is published in 2018.
The article, entitled “Metal Detecting in Focus Again — A Response to Immonen and Kinnunen, Winkley, Hardy, and Rogerson” discusses a collection of article concerning metal detecting in Finland, the UK and parts of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Thomas that although the topic is not necessarily a new one – with themed publications and debates having emerged previously – the current collection brings new research approaches and new case studies to the table.
Suzie also notes the continued emergence of digital and open data interactions between archaeologists and metal detectorists, of which the SuALT project is a part.
Thomas, S., 2016. Metal Detecting in Focus Again—A Response to Immonen and Kinnunen, Winkley, Hardy, and Rogerson. Public Archaeology, 15(4): 245-248. https://doi.org/10.1080/14655187.2016.1429786