Helen Geake

Role: National Finds Adviser - Early Medieval to Post Medieval objects
Database records prefix: NFAHG

Address: Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory, British Museum
Great Russell Street London Greater London WC1B 3DG

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Helen studied Medieval Archaeology at University College London before completing a PhD on 7th-century Anglo-Saxon cemeteries, and is an expert on all things Anglo-Saxon! She later helped set up a dedicated unit working with metal detectorists at Norfolk Museums Service. Helen joined the Scheme in 2000 as the Suffolk Finds Liaison Officer and then moved in 2003 to become a Finds Adviser specialising in early-medieval artefacts, housed at the McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research at Cambridge University. During this period she also worked with Time Team. In 2014 Helen moved to the PAS's base at the British Museum, to work training and supporting volunteer recorders.

Phone (work): 0207 323 8233 / 07800 737676
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Period breakdown

A breakdown of finds by period
Period Finds Records
Bronze Age 176 162
Byzantine 1 1
Early Medieval 402 359
Iron Age 59 54
Medieval 1935 1522
Mesolithic 252 27
Modern 13 7
Neolithic 168 102
Palaeolithic 9 7
Post Medieval 1113 780
Roman 574 311
Unknown 106 37

Records breakdown

A breakdown of finds recorded
Year Quarter Finds Records
2000 2 1 1
2000 3 158 152
2000 4 407 394
2001 1 1072 495
2001 2 792 476
2001 3 502 375
2001 4 538 446
2002 1 608 459
2002 2 415 306
2002 3 428 308
2003 3 56 52
2003 4 1 1
2004 2 1 1
2004 3 2 2
2005 2 1 1
2006 1 1 1
2009 2 1 1
2009 3 1 1
2011 2 2 2
2011 3 15 15
2011 4 31 31
2012 4 1 1
2013 4 8 8

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