March 2020, what now?

Hello Kent Finders!

As we are all aware Covid-19 and the restrictions to counter the virus are heavily restricting how we can all operate. Here at the PAS in Kent this is no different. Withimmediate effect we will not be able to meet finders, attend meetings or return finds as we’ve been asked to work at home.

In the meantime, regarding treasure we will work as we did during Christmas and holiday periods. Let the FLO know with an image, the findspot, date of find and the contact details (including email where possible) for you and your landowner.

For the duration of the period of isolation we’d still like to keep things ticking over with easy to record objects like coins, tokens and jettons. So, for these nice flat objects if you can get us a nice clear image with a scale, the findspot, diameter and weight we can do records like this until we can begin taking records in again.For all other finds and finds return please bear with us and when we can get back to meeting people, we will reinstitute finds surgeries with Maidstone continuing on the 2nd Thursday of the month and all other surgeries in the following order: Sittingbourne, Canterbury, Hythe, Tonbridge, Margate Ashford Dartford and Dover.

In the meantime, the FLO will be working through treasure backlogs, self-recorded records and sorting out plans for the rest of the year, how to manage club visits in the future and a new full Kent finds with first in our new series of near and far.

We apologise for this; hope you will understand and wish all our friends a safe few months.

See you on the other side.Jo and the PAS in Kent team. March 18th 2020

Kent Finds, October-December 2018

Welcome finders, find specialists and everyone else interested in the archaeological finds of Kent. In this issue you will find the Kent Find Liaison Officer’s schedule for the next quarter, a selection of recent stunning finds and our next instalment of Kent is Wyrd where we take a look at the artefacts and finds which help give Kent a unique archaeological personality.

Kent Finds, The Newsletter for the PAS and finds in Kent. July-September 2018

Welcome finders, find specialists and everyone else interested in the archaeological finds of Kent. In this issue you will find the Kent Find Liaison Officer’s schedule for the next quarter, info on new projects starting in Kent, a selection of finds from the last quarter and the first of a three part series, Kent is Wyrd’, where we take a look at what artefacts make Kent, Kent 

Click here for Kent is Wyrd! Part One:

The Bronze Age in Kent, the Wonder in the Weird

 

 

Kent is Wyrd! Part One: the Age of Bronze

In this first of a series of blog posts on what makes Kent, well Kent, Dr. Sophie Adams talks Bronze Age Hoards in Kent and new discoveries being made thanks to finds reported to the PAS and through the Treasure Act 1996.

Further Reading

Adams, S. 2016. Boughton Malherbe Bronze Age Hoard. Kent Archaeological Society Magazine. Issue 104. 14-16.

Adams, S. 2017. The Contents and Context of the Boughton Malherbe Late Bronze Age Hoard. Archaeologia Cantiana, 138. 37-64.

Parfitt, K. 2017. Bronze Age Hoards from the Lees Court Estate. Kent Archaeological Society Magazine. Issue 107. 38-39.

Webley, L. and Adams, S. 2016. Material genealogies: bronze moulds and their castings in Later Bronze Age Britain. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 82. 323-340

https://finds.org.uk/treasure

Kent Finds, The Newsletter for the PAS and finds in Kent. April-June 2018

Welcome! To Kent Finds, the new newsletter for the PAS and finds in Kent. Every three months we will see where the FLO is going to be around the county, finds highlights and articles about new discoveries and what makes Kent, ‘Kent’ on the PAS database.