A voluntary arrangement established in 1997 to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales, especially items brought to light through metal‐detecting, groundworks, or gardening, or found by people whilst out walking or going about their daily work. A network of locally based Finds Liaison Officers was set up to coordinate the work of identification and recording. An online database of recorded finds, many illustrated, provides an easily accessible resource. Approximately 60 000 items are recorded each year.
http://www.finds.org.uk The PAS is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. The database holds records for more than 310 000 objects within nearly 204 000 records.