Calling all PAS volunteers!

We still have some places for speakers at the 2017 PASt Explorers conference Telling Tales in Cardiff, so if any volunteers are interested, please get in touch with Claire (ccostin@britishmuseum.org) ASAP. We would like our volunteers to tell the stories behind an object(s) recorded with the PAS. This can be something you have recorded yourself, something you …more

New-look Finds Recording Guides go live!

Following user research carried out earlier this year, the Finds Recording Guides section of the County Pages website has been revamped to provide easier navigation and an improved user experience. The Finds Recording Guides are technical guides aimed at helping people record objects onto the PAS database. They contain a wealth of information on how …more

Shropshire County Pages launched!

Shrewsbury Hoard

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Shropshire County Pages. Shropshire lies in The Marches – a rich and diverse landscape on the border between England and Wales. Explore thousands of years of history through finds from Shropshire recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. The Finds Liaison Officer for Shropshire is Peter Reavill who …more

Rutland County Pages launched!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our Rutland County Pages. Rutland is our smallest county but it is packed with archaeology, from the Upper Palaeolithic hyena den to coin hoards from the civil war. Learn more about visiting Rutland’s heritage sites or explore archaeological finds from Rutland reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Wendy Scott …more

Devilish Discoveries and Frightening Finds

Seal matrix depicting a skeleton

In the spirit of Halloween (pun intended), we’ve delved into the database for some of our more ‘spooky’ finds. From superstitious shoes to ghoulish jewellery, we’ve pulled together six of our best supernatural-themed items for your eerie enjoyment. Read on… if you dare!   PIPE TAMPER (DENO-OC6CC4)   Tampers like this one have a flat …more

Introducing Lauren Speed

Hello! Just thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Lauren and I am the new Outreach Officer for the PASt Explorers project. I’m based at the Central Unit in the British Museum but you’ll see plenty of me out and about at the training sessions and other outreach events! In the …more