|The metal detectorists filled a whole bag with coins and still the skeptics moan|
Well of course. I mean now that this small, six by six area was disturbed, no reason to follow-up with any additional digging is there? Yep, probably better this hoard, like all the others found by detectorists, was left in the ground for that archeological dig that was surely going to take place someday in the not too distant future?See also Peter Tompa on the same fuss and how it is due to the 'professional' jealousy, snobbish attiitudes and ingrained hatred towards personal liberty harbored by certain archeologists. It may be suggested that they are not so much concerned about the find itself (archeologists do not care much for coins except for dating sites) but about the excellent pro-collecting publicity that accompanies such momentous numismatic events.