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Seventies Spotting Days Around the Eastern Region

Seventies Spotting Days Around the Eastern Region

50 Finds From Essex

Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Series: 50 Finds

Publication Date15th September 2016

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

Explores 50 of Essex's most fascinating finds.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445658353

Home to the first recorded town in Britain, Essex has a vast wealth of history. However, historical accounts of the county have tended to focus on the major settlements and have left large parts unexplored. Through the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), alongside continuing professional excavations, it has been possible to fill in those gaps. Not only have there been many objects recorded with the PAS that are individually significant, but recording these finds has allowed us to identify many new archaeological sites that had previously been unrecognised.


From Bronze Age hoards to Medieval pilgrim badges, the PAS records for Essex cover every period in history. The Burnham-on-Crouch hoard provides insight into the burial of objects in the Late Bronze Age, while the Ardleigh pommel highlights the incredible skill of Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths. The work of the PAS also provides evidence of how people continue to deposit objects today. Some of these finds have improved our understanding of society in the past, while others can be admired for their beauty alone. 50 Finds from Essex showcases a select group of objects recorded with the PAS and explains their significance within our wider understanding of the archaeology of Essex.

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