What happens if you dig up an interesting object when you’re out metal detecting, gardening or walking the dog?
It could be an archaeological item – or even ancient treasure. You can get your object identified through the Portable Antiquities Scheme. This is a national project for the voluntary recording of finds such as coins, brooches, flint tools and pottery.
Identification surgeries take place across the country. They are a chance for you to chat to our experts about your finds – and maybe have them added to Dorset’s archaeological records.