Boost for history lovers

PUBLISHED: 11:36 26 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:33 20 February 2013

The first guide to help people who go out looking for archaeological finds in Kent has just been published by the county council. The aim is to encourage metal detectorists and other history enthusiasts to have their finds properly recorded...

The first guide to help people who go out looking for archaeological finds in Kent has just been published by the county council.



The aim is to encourage metal detectorists and other history enthusiasts to have their finds properly recorded so that they can be more widely enjoyed and understood.



Objects can be recorded on the national Portable Antiquities Scheme with the help of finds liaison officers at Kent County Council. About 1,300 objects were added to the database last year by the public in Kent.



Kent County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, David Brazier said: "Metal detectorists are enthusiastic about our heritage and they want to share the discoveries they make. If excavated and recorded properly, their finds can be really useful to researchers.



More than 80 enthusiasts learned more about the portable antiquities scheme at a conference held at County Hall, Maidstone, this month.



For more details, please contact the finds liaison officers at Kent County Council, email FLO@kent.gov.uk. You can download the guide direct from www.finds.org.uk/guide.

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