Guides

Here are some links to useful guides for recording finds and general guidance on the main PAS website. New guides are in preparation by the PASt Explorers team and we expect these to become available in stages over the course of the PASt Explorers project.

Finds Recording
Finds Recording Guide — new version, work in progress by PASt Explorers team
Finds Recording Guide for Volunteers — older version under review by the PASt Explorers team
Photographing Finds
Editing Digital Images
How to Find a National Grid Reference from a Map
How to Plot Finds in the Field with GPS

Artefact Guides
All Artefact Guides on PAS website
Conservation of Finds (on site and at home)
Bronze Age Artefacts
Iron Age Coins
Roman Coins
Greek & Roman Coins
Byzantine Coins
Early Medieval Coins
Medieval Coins
Post Medieval Coins

General Guidance
The Treasure Act
Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting