General Archaeology

NOTE – Please, if possible photograph the location and record the 10 figure OS Grid Reference of your finds. Any find older than 1650 should be passed on to your Finds Liaison Officer for recording on the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Anything that may be classed as Treasure must be reported to the Coroner.

I was supposed to be wandering around some archaeological sites with Claire Pinder, the County Archaeologist, today at Lyscombe Bottom.Unfortunately, after a mile-long sprint uphill to get to the site, well maybe not a sprint but much faster than my usual fieldwalking/metal detecting amble, I was lagging behind and my…

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My Pilgrim’s Ampulla find is safely in the hands of Ciorstaidh (pronounced “Kirsty” for the uninitiated), the Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset. She’ll record it and enter all the details on the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities database. Whilst talking to Ciorstaidh, I also had a conversation with Claire Pinder, the…

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