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Archaeology NOW: From Iron Age Gold to Georgian Obscenity

The Treasure Trove system operates in Scotland to ensure that objects of archaeological and historical significance are preserved in museums for the public benefit, with the finder being eligible for a reward. Unlike similar systems elsewhere, it deals also with finds of historic (as well as prehistoric) objects. This talk will give an insight into the operation of the system, from dealing with high profile cases in the public eye to discussing some recent and highly peculiar finds.

With Stuart Campbell, Head of Unit, Treasure Trove unit, National Museum of Scotland