Contacts with Official Bodies
A visit to the local museum is another essential task. Finds from the area being studied may be housed there, as may other records.
The local authority’s planning department may also be useful, and it is a good idea to become acquainted with the local authority archaeologist.
It must be remembered that planners and local authority archaeologists are very busy people, so it may be necessary to be diplomatic in any approach.
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