Have You Found Something Interesting?
Have you dug up something shiny in your garden?
Do you have a stone with inscriptions on that you want to find more about?
Have you been given some artefacts from a friend that have limited information?
There are archaeologists in the UK paid to help members of the public identify objects of archaeological interest! These are Finds Liaison Officers (FLO), who are part of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). This is a free service that gives you the opportunity to learn more about the artefacts you find! While here at CBA Yorkshire we can try to help identify artefacts for you, we are not paid to identify objects, nor do we have large databases to help us in these cases – the FLOs are! We advertise open days for the PAS for members of the public to meet the FLOs and identify objects for you.
In North and East Yorkshire the FLO is based in York (The Yorkshire Museum – firstname.lastname@example.org) and in South and West Yorkshire the FLO is based in Leeds (West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service – email@example.com).
To find out more about the PAS please go to https://finds.org.uk/
If you would like to spread the word about CBA Yorkshire and the work we do, please use the hashtag #hereforourheritage.