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, particuarly scales and weights, and Late Roman belt sets.

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Period breakdown

A breakdown of finds by period
Period Finds Records
Medieval 268 210
Post Medieval 343 341
Roman 393 392
Bronze Age 7 7
Early Medieval 34 34
Iron Age 24 24
Unknown 8 8
Neolithic 4 4
Palaeolithic 1 1
Modern 2 2
Mesolithic 4 4

Records breakdown

A breakdown of finds recorded
Year Quarter Finds Records
2020 3 38 38
2020 4 306 265
2021 1 81 68
2021 2 106 102
2021 3 501 498
2021 4 56 56

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