2017 may have been a shaky year for some, but it was a great year for the PAS and for archaeology in the UK! We celebrated 20 years of the Treasure Act with events and talks across the country, recorded a whopping 79, 353 archaeological items on the database, and continued to work closely and integrally with metal detectorists and amateur archaeology clubs.
Here in Essex, I’ve found that the clubs I am lucky enough to attend have been accommodating, friendly and willing to work with us to get as many artefacts recorded as possible! The independent finders that have visited us at the offices in Colchester are always enthusiastic and bring along some truly amazing finds! Keep up the good work Essex finders!
I have created the below infographic to highlight some of the facts and figures surrounding the work of the PAS in Essex in 2017. I hope you find it interesting!