Archaeological Excavation Licence Documents

Date published: 23 July 2018

Last updated: 20 March 2020

A licence is required to search for archaeological objects or to carry out an archaeological excavation. All archaeological excavations must be carried out under the direction of a qualified archaeologist, licensed by us. 

A licence application must be submitted for every excavation, by the archaeologist who will direct the work, at least four weeks before the date on which work is due to begin.

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