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Northumberland is our northernmost county, bordering Cumbria to the west and Scotland to the north. A frontier zone since Roman times, the county was the site of many battles and cross-border skirmishes. Despite the wild and remote nature of the landscape, Northumberland is rich in archaeology from the prehistoric period right up to the more recent industrial history. Important archaeological sites in Northumberland include:

Explore artefacts and coins found in Northumberland and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. There’s even more about Northumberland finds and volunteering on our blog.

To get involved, try one of the museums, clubs or societies, or come to a local event. Contact us to learn more about volunteering for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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