Information, advice and activities centred on archaeological finds.
The Treasure Act 1996 replaced the common law of treasure trove in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Report your treasure finds.
A national scheme for the voluntary recording of finds
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Metal detecting has the potential to contribute greatly to our understanding of the past
Each treasure find is given a reference number. Follow the progress of your case.
Advice and support for the many responsible metal detectorists active in Dorset
Members of the Dorset Metal Detecting Liaison Scheme sign up to this code, which includes general advice useful to all detectorists
Talks and finds handling sessions looking at different kinds of archaeological finds
Join us at a day school to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Somerset and Dorset
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