Archaeology

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: How can I get an archaeological object identified?

Answer: Call the Finds Liaison Officer, Frank Basford, on 823810 to arrange a time to bring them to the County Archaeology Centre - Related Link

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Question: What should I do if I find any archaeological remains?

Answer: Protect the site and do not disturb it anymore, cover it and contact the Archaeology Service on 01983 823810

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Question: How do I find out if my proposed development is likely to affect an archaeological site?

Answer: Contact the Archaeological Officer (owen.cambridge@iow.gov.uk) who will be able to give you more information.

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Question: How can I find out about the archaeology of an area on the Island?

Answer: You can look at the archaeological information by making an appointment to visit the Historic Environment Record at 61 Clatterford Road, Carisbrooke. Ring 823810 in advance to make an appointment or email archaeology@iow.gov.uk

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Question: How can I get involved in archaeology on the Island?

Answer: If you are between the ages of 9 and 16, you can join the Isle of Wight Young Archaeologists Club (Contact Joy Verrinder, Branch Leader, Carisbrooke Castle Museum, tel. 01983 523112 or email joy.verrinder@iow.gov.uk).
If you are an adult you can contact active local heritage groups such as the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeology Society, the Isle of Wight Industrial Archaeology Society or the Maritime Archaeology Trust. Check out their websites for details

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