Laura Burnett

Role: Finds Liaison Officer
Database records prefix: SOM

Address: Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way
Norton Fitzwarren Taunton Somerset TA2 6SF

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Short profile:

Laura Burnett has been the Finds Liaison Officer for Somerset for four years, she previously did the same post in Sussex for three years and has also worked for the PAS specialist in medieval and post-medieval coins in Oxford. She has a wide experience of the types of finds reported to the PAS and enjoys the variety of material that is brought in.

Laura was brought up on Exmoor and studied archaeology at Cambridge University then worked in Ireland, excavating sites about to be affected by road building, before returning to England to work at the National Monument Record in Swindon. In 2004 she went to UCL in London to do a Masters degree in Artefact Studies during which she spent some time with the Finds Liaison Officer in Suffolk. She then went on to work in Oxford and spent some time doing non-archaeological research in Devon before moving to Sussex to take up the FLO post there.

Laura is interested in artefacts of all periods but has a special interest in coins. She would be very interested to hear from anyone who has found items they would like identified and recorded. She is based in the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton and does regular finds days at Wells Museum, the Museum of Somerset and CHAC, Yeovil. For further details about the scheme or to arrange an appointment she can be contacted on 01823 347457, or by email: finds@swheritage.org.uk

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Period breakdown

A breakdown of finds by period
Period Finds Records
Bronze Age 140 59
Byzantine 2 2
Early Medieval 61 61
Iron Age 72 45
Medieval 999 910
Mesolithic 305 75
Modern 23 22
Neolithic 1359 190
Palaeolithic 2 2
Post Medieval 1436 1101
Roman 5071 1336
Unknown 146 73

Records breakdown

A breakdown of finds recorded
Year Quarter Finds Records
2010 4 85 72
2011 1 1388 252
2011 2 272 246
2011 3 204 185
2011 4 2496 310
2012 1 480 333
2012 2 412 335
2012 3 449 341
2012 4 380 247
2013 1 302 138
2013 4 429 5
2014 1 144 141
2014 2 194 129
2014 3 136 128
2014 4 184 157
2015 1 175 162
2015 2 468 176
2015 3 25 25
2016 2 1 1
2016 3 76 75
2016 4 460 123
2017 1 522 116
2017 2 268 120
2017 3 66 59

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