Searching for archaeological remains

Searching for archaeological remains shall mean actions on the land, underground areas and in water carried out with a view to discovering new data on archaeological remains, and which may lead to discoveries of archaeological sites and finds. As long the searching does not interfere directly in the archaeological remains, it is not deemed as archaeological research.

Searching for archaeological remains and the use of metal detectors and other technical means for such purposes shall be admissible only upon the prior permission of the institute, under the condition that it is performed by a person with the technical competence to carry out the searching of archaeological remains.

Metal detector, ultrasonic sensor, magnetometer, georadar and other electronic devices may be used to search of archaeological remains.

The application of technical means in searching fro archaeological remains is permitted only outside the registered archaeological sites and with the preliminary acquired searching permit.

Conditions and evidence

Responsible: Ministry of Culture | Last updated: 26. 11. 2015