Guidance note: For the discovery of unanticipated underwater archaeological heritage

Date published: 21 October 2019

DAERA recognizes that it is always possible that archaeological material of importance may still be discovered during the course of construction activities on or below the seabed, particularly during excavation and/or dredging. This Guidance Note sets out best practice and legal responsibilities in the reporting of unanticipated finds of archaeological interest made during the course of marine construction and/or dredging projects where there are no project specific planning and/or marine license conditions pertaining to archaeology.

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