29-03-2014, 09:12 PM
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<p align="center"><font size="5" color="#071d3f" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">MISSION STATEMENT</font></p>
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<p><font size="3" color="#071d3f" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The UK Detector Finds Database (UKDFD) is a hobby-based initiative, which has the following aims:<br>
To promote a recording ethos within the hobby and encourage those detectorists who would not otherwise record their finds to do so by making use of the UKDFD self-recording facility<br>
To bring about an increase in the number of detectorists recording their finds, and the overall number of items that are recorded<br>
To make available a facility and encourage the recording of post c.1650 finds, many of which are not eligible for inclusion on the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) database<br>
To provide an easy-to-use and supportive self-recording environment for detectorists, which employs the latest technology and methods of communication<br>
To make the UKDFD database accessible as an internet resource for the identification and research of items recorded, and to preserve that information for the benefit of future generations</font></p>