Philip Smither

Role: Finds Liaison Officer
Database records prefix: BERK

Address: West Berkshire Council
West Berkshire Museum - The Wharf Newbury West Berkshire RG14 5AS

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I have been working as the Finds Liaison Officer for Berkshire since August 2020. Prior to this I studied for a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology and MRes in Archaeology at the University of Reading. I am currently completing my PhD thesis on the Roman site at Richborough at the University of Kent.

I have also worked as a field archaeologist in the UK as well as working on excavations in Catalonia, Portugal and Italy.

My main area of interest in Roman small finds, particuatly scales and weights, and Late Roman belt sets.

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Period breakdown

A breakdown of finds by period
Period Finds Records
Bronze Age 7 7
Early Medieval 21 21
Iron Age 19 19
Medieval 213 163
Mesolithic 1 1
Modern 2 2
Neolithic 4 4
Palaeolithic 1 1
Post Medieval 205 205
Roman 177 176
Unknown 5 5

Records breakdown

A breakdown of finds recorded
Year Quarter Finds Records
2020 3 38 38
2020 4 298 265
2021 1 81 68
2021 2 106 102
2021 3 132 131

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