Staffordshire is situated in the middle of England, with Shropshire to the West, Cheshire to the North, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the East; Warwickshire and Worcestershire to the south. It covers an area of 2,716 square kilometers and is a land locked county. The county has been divided into nine districts. It is a geological, and topographical diverse county, with limestone uplands in the north-east; productive farmland in the Trent Valley and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as Cannock Chase and the Peak District.
Archaeological sites to visit in the county include caves in the Manifold Valley which were inhabited in the Palaeolithic period, The Roman site of Wall which was an important staging post on Watling Street, there are many Medieval castles including Tamworth, Tutbury and Stafford. Staffordshire is also known for its industrial archaeology and Stoke-on-Trent has been shaped by the pottery industry for over 300 years. You can visit a number of factories still in operation today.
Explore artefacts found in Staffordshire which are recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database, recent nationally important finds of treasure include the Staffordshire and Leekfrith hoards.
Teresa Gilmore and Victoria Allnatt are the Finds Liaison Officers for Staffordshire and West Midlands. They are both supported by a range of volunteers.