KIRKLEES people who unearth interesting objects now have a dedicated professional on hand to examine them.
Anna Marshall has been appointed as finds liaison officer with West Yorkshire Archaeology Service.
Her new job involves recording and identifying all archaeological objects found by the public.
The scheme is voluntary and operates through a network of finds liaison officers like Anna.
Anna covers all West and South Yorkshire, including Huddersfield.
Part of the funding for her post comes from the Kirklees Museum Service.
Anna will host regular `find days' where people can bring in objects to be recorded or receive advice about how to conserve their finds.
She can also advise on what may be classed as treasure, which has to be reported by law.
She said thousands of objects were found every year by people out walking, gardening, using metal-detectors or going about their daily business.
Since the scheme started, 100,000 objects which would have gone unrecorded have been examined by finds liaison officers.
Anna feels the finds have the potential to tell us a lot about the history and archaeology in the local area.
She said: "Hopefully if there is enough interest from finders I will be able to come and do a finds identification day in the Huddersfield area."
For details about 'finds days' contact Anna on 01924 306797.