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Archaeologist records discoveries
An archaeologist has been hired to record thousands of historic objects and artefacts uncovered each year on county council owned farms and land.

Philippa Walton will be known as a finds liaison officer and will be available to help identify and record any interesting discoveries.

Cambs county farms estate is one of the largest in the country with 300 tenants working 13,500 hectares of land.

Every year farmers and metal detector users stumble across ancient objects.

In the past, many of these discoveries were not recorded and the information they could have provided, lost.

Now, Cambridgeshire has its own dedicated archaeologist who can also advise on the best practice for allowing treasure hunters on land.

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