1077. Treatment and preservation of finds.

1077.     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