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Our Portable Past

Front cover for Our Portable Past

replaced by Our Portable Past

The following guidance publication has been archived. This is because it is now out of date or has been superseded by new guidance. If you would like to obtain a digital copy of this guidance for your information only please email supplying the title, author, product code and publication date.

A statement of policy and good practice that sets out the approaches and standards related to portable antiquities (in the context of this policy all surface collected archaeological material, including that recovered by metal-detecting) that English Heritage will apply to work on designated sites, projects that it funds, and work that it undertakes directly. The Policy recognises the important contribution that portable antiquities or all types, including metal detected material, can make to increasing our understanding of the past. However it is also framed to take account of the potentially serious negative impacts that can result from the unstructured collection and recording of material.

This has been replaced by a new edition of Our Portable Past published in 2014.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Replaced
  • Is replaced by: Our Portable Past
  • Product Code: 51188
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