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The Portable Antiquities Scheme

Every year thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work.
The Portable Antiquities Scheme encourages the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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The coast of England is under constant threat from wind, waves and winter storms, not only exposing these sites but washing them away before they are ever seen. The CITiZAN project is inspiring and training volunteers to capture our coastal heritage before it is lost.

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