IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 204: Sense from Chaos: Aspects of Portable Antiquities, II

Monday 13 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Portable Antiquities Scheme
Organiser:Geoff Egan, Portable Antiquities Scheme, British Museum, London
Moderator/Chair:Michael John Lewis, Portable Antiquities Scheme, British Museum, London
Paper 204-aUnlovely and Unloved: Anglo-Saxon Lead Jewellery
(Language: English)
Kevin A. Leahy, Portable Antiquities Scheme, Scunthorpe
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Religious Life
Paper 204-bProfiling South Lincolnshire: A Survey of New Sites and Finds
(Language: English)
Adam Daubney, Portable Antiquities Scheme / Lincolnshire County Council
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Religious Life
Paper 204-cYorkshire beyond the Towns: Finds from the Shires and Wolds
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Andrews-Wilson, Portable Antiquities Scheme / Yorkshire Museums, York
Amy Cooper, Portable Antiquities Scheme / Registry of Deeds, West Yorkshire Archaeological Advisory Service
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Religious Life
Abstract

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is in its 12th year of recording onto its Database medieval and other finds reported by members of the public. With over 350,000 objects now having detailed records, synthesis is timely. This session will look at aspects of mainly rural finds from the North and other regions. The basic question of how the material culture recorded in this way relates to that from formal excavations in the areas selected will be considered, and case studies of formerly obscure objects (now much more extensively represented than from formal fieldwork) will be presented.