Hans Marxen

Metal Detectorist
Summer excavations 2015, 2016, 2017

Hans, our metal detectorist (and veteran) from Denmark, was happy to help out at the project. He was used to searching for finds from the Viking time but was also very curious to search for “quite new stuff” from 1815. He enjoyed working with the veterans and said “It’s a tragedy that some of them have a disability, but it’s great to see that the future still holds a lot for them. They just pick up a trowel and work. People here are putting in a lot of effort and it’s good to see that the work pays off when they for instance find pins, coins and musket balls that I detected”.