Detectorist

About/Contact

My name is Ken Cunliffe and I own Detectorist.com/Detectorists.com. I'm mainly a coinshooter, focusing my hunting on large farms that can hold 1700s/1800s American, English and Spanish coins. I am very fortunate that the Northeast offers such a rich and diverse history.

In 2023, I had the privilege of collaborating with more than 100 fellow detectorists to author the books "Beneath Our Feet – volume 1" and "Beneath Our Feet – volume 2". These literary endeavors delve into the intriguing world of hidden treasures and historical artifacts waiting to be unearthed. Volume 2 was awarded the Treasure Hunter's 2024 Book of the Year by The Professional Treasure Hunters Society at the 31st Annual Best of the Northeast Hunt (BONE) in New Hampshire. They are available to purchase on Amazon (volume 1 - US buyers / volume 2 - US buyers) and 100% of the profits are donated to charity.

I've traveled to England and Wales ten times to hunt English hammered and Roman coins. I’m credited as one of the finders of the “Shropshire Short Cross Hoard” in March of 2018. All 46 coins recovered from this hoard have been donated to a museum in the United Kingdom.

I have had the honor of being a featured guest on several prominent podcasts, including American Digger's Relic Roundup, Detect America, Treasure Talk, Beyond Site and Sound and Treasure Vortex. Additionally, I've had the pleasure of co-hosting the American Digger's Relic Roundup podcast on multiple occasions.

My finds have been featured in numerous books, newspapers and magazines from all over the world, including the United States, England, and Germany.

I've had the pleasure of hunting with some of the best the hobby has to offer including Brandon Ray Neice (aka DrTones), Digger Dawn, Chris Langston, The Hoover Boys (Kurt, Brad and Bob) and Todd Yerks.

I am the Treasurer of the Lancaster Research and Recovery Club and a member of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and The New Jersey Historical Society. I'm honored to have donated a recovered relic to the Independence National Historical Park, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior at the request of the Chief Curator.

I offer archaeology services free of charge to municipalities (towns and/or counties) as well as historical societies in recovering lost history from old home sites, parks and farms. I also offer free recovery services to individuals as well as local law enforcement.

You can contact me at ken@detectorist.com or message me on the Detectorist.com Facebook page.

Beneath Our Feet 1

Beneath Our Feet 2

Book of the Year

The Short Cross Hoard

Independence National Historical Park

American Digger

American Digger

The Searcher

Just Digging It

American Digger 7

American Digger 6

American Digger 5

American Digger 4

American Digger 3

American Digger 2

American Digger

Member of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and The New Jersey Historical Society.

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