Protocol for Reporting Finds of Archaeological Interest

The Protocol was prepared for BMAPA and Historic England, by Wessex Archaeology and came into effect in August 2005. It applies to the wharves and vessels of all BMAPA companies so that if a find is discovered at a wharf, onboard vessel or on the seabed it can be reported to ensure that our submerged heritage is understood and protected.

Each wharf or vessel has a Site Champion, a single person who is responsible for reporting discoveries to a Nominated Contact within the company. The Nominated Contact uploads discoveries onto the secure web-based reporting system designed for this purpose. Wessex Archaeology staff are alerted to the presence of new discoveries and every find is investigated through the Implementation Service.

Protocol Download

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