Faces of History…

So that’s what they looked like… when you have found an item, whether it was personal, or an everyday object, have you ever wondered what the people looked like, that wore, owned or lost that artefact that you have just found…Metal Detectorists, as historians of the soil, gather more Artefacts than any government body and have added both to the local and social history of Great Britan, over the last few decades, but what has eluded us over the years is the faces, that lived in the houses, that have long since disappeared & are now just an impression on the landscape, or a misplaced hedge or tree that you have researched and found a clue to a past life, or by just pure luck you have found an area that people traded goods, the list could be endless, all of our pre-history to these sites have largely been found because the Metal Detectorist has spent relentless hours, of pains-taken walking, up and down the relentless soil, and digging into an unrelenting ground, before he stumbles upon his own secret area of history…Now the faces are still conjectured, but instead of haaving a line drawing from the old school books, these ancestors look more like humans, which helps place that coin, you have found or that belt buckle, to a tangible face…

 

15th / 16th buckle

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