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I WOULD LIKE TO RESPOND to the interview with Julie Schablitsky the archaeologist in your June 2020 issue. I agree with her that it is very important that our history be preserved. I disagree with her though about the practice of relic hunting with metal detectors as detrimental. Not every single acre of historical land can be covered by archaeologists. The archaeologists need to recognize that we provide a valuable service and actually in many cases can even help out!

Take for instance the case of the “Centreville Six.” If a relic hunter had not discovered these previously unknown Civil

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