AMAAAAncient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act of 1979 (UK)
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Unlike the Merchant Shipping Act, but like the Protection of Military Remains Act and Protection of Wrecks Act, the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (AMAAA) covers only sites that have already been determined to be eligible for protection from unauthorised intervention (i.e.
The issue of intentional damage, or recklessness, has arisen in several cases brought under the AMAAA. This point was discussed in R v.
Shelbourn has criticised this aspect of the AMAAA, and explained that the benefit of using the CDA instead is that proof that the accused knew of the scheduled status of the site, necessary to gain a conviction for damage under the AMAAA is not required.