1064. Treatment and preservation of finds.

Where a person1 enters any land2 in exercise of any power of entry under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 19793:


    (1)     to carry out any excavations in the land or any operations affecting any ancient monument4 situated in, on or under the land5;


    (2)     to observe any operations on the land in exercise of any of certain statutory powers6; or


    (3)     to carry out any archaeological examination of the land7,

he may take temporary custody of any object of archaeological or historical interest discovered during the course of those excavations or operations or, as the case may be,