The Portable Antiquities Scheme: a tool for studying the Ancient landscape of England and Wales

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2011

Friday August 5th at 16:30
Room 37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Daniel Pett (British Museum)
The Portable Antiquities Scheme:
A tool for studying the Ancient landscape of England and Wales


This seminar will focus on the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which has been systematically recording public discovery of archaeological objects within the boundaries of England and Wales digitally since 1999. Over 725000 objects have now been recorded and 19,000 people have contributed information which is ultimately being used for a wide variety of research. Records include iconic discoveries such as the Moorlands Staffordshire patera or trulla, the immense Frome hoard, the infamous Crosby Garrett Helmet, the world famous Staffordshire Hoard, and more mundane, everyday items that can demonstrate more about rural habitation of Britain.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

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