You need to be very careful when considering the sport of relic hunting because it can be very addictive. When you find items that have history to it, like an army service medal (pictured to the right) or a piece of clothing from a solider, it can give you a high that will have you on the hunt again and again looking to beat what you just found the day before. Finding these pieces of history is so rewarding and can give a sense of accomplishment like nothing else.
Around the world today relic hunting is a very popular sport, consisting of subcategories that include the “Bronze Age,” “Medieval Period,” “Medieval Animal Style,” “Early American Iron,” “US Revolutionary War,” “US War of 1812,” “US Civil War,” and “World War I and II.”
Relic hunting is about metal detecting predominantly iron types of historical artifacts that are collectible and provide value. The relics you find tell a sorry and provide a piece of history that you discovered. When on the hunt, it’s key to search for memorabilia from past history events like wars. In addition, it is worth it to spend time and research historical events and understand what happened in a particular area. Once the time has been invested and the homework on history has been done, its time start the relic hunt. The opportunities are endless with the areas you can search. Discover the world. A great place to use your metal detector is places with old foundations, schools, and abandoned stores. Indentations where an old cellar from the past is can unveil tons of artifacts from history. Paths in areas that are wooded usually are a sign that shows that they have been there for centuries and possibly untouched since then. Or searching along rivers and dried up areas where an old creek once was might also increase chances of a relic since a long time ago people used to follow along these types of areas.
When relic hunting it is important to understand that not every day you are going to find a piece of history. It takes experience, research, time and luck. When you think about it finding a piece of history is the bonus part, the experience that you will have is really the reason to do relic hunting.
So, get out there and find a piece of history. Who knows what you may find!
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