A volunteer holding coins at the British Museum
A PAS volunteer at the British Museum. Copyright: Portable Antiquities Scheme. License: CC-BY.

The County Pages is a new section of the PAS website, devoted to finds made by members of the public in local areas, and the work of PAS staff and volunteers there. The County Pages are intended to be a useful source of information on individual counties in the form of blogs, features and research on archaeological finds, and other helpful resources, such as our new Finds Recording Guides.

The County Pages have been built and written by the PASt Explorers team. PASt Explorers is a Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for five years. The aim of PASt Explorers is to create Community Finds Recording Teams (CRFTs) by recruiting and training volunteers from local communities around England and Wales. These teams work with their local Finds Liaison Officers (FLOs) to record local finds onto the PAS database. They also help promote the activities of the PAS to new audiences in their areas, recruiting others to volunteer with the PAS and engage with the history and archaeology of their local areas.

PASt Explorers keeps a list of current volunteering opportunities with the PAS or contact your local Finds Liaison Officer for more information about volunteering in your local area.