Statistical analysis of the database for Thursday 1st January 1998 until Thursday 31st December 1998

These archives can be searched to find out what was found on a particular day of the year. We have been recording digitally since 1998.

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Quantities of objects and records found

  • Total objects recorded: 4587
  • Total records: 3475

Quantities recorded per Officer and assistants

Fullname Institution Objects Records
57 48
Nick Herepath LVPL 482 481
Marina Elwes NLM 1112 1111
Richard Hobbs PAS 1568 1081
Ceinwen Paynton PAS 656 468
934fcb2f37820585acdedfc08493ecb3 PUBLIC 1 1
15f754a16744f8fe4903a2753f19f97e PUBLIC 27 27
Angie Bolton WAW 684 258
4587 3475

Quantities recorded per Institution

Institution Objects Records
57 48
LVPL 482 481
NLM 1112 1111
PAS 2224 1549
PUBLIC 28 28
WAW 684 258
4587 3475

Quantities by period

Period Objects Records
71 64
BRONZE AGE 62 62
EARLY MEDIEVAL 392 391
GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL 5 5
IRON AGE 281 281
MEDIEVAL 1070 926
MESOLITHIC 4 4
MODERN 21 21
NEOLITHIC 183 37
PALAEOLITHIC 4 4
POST MEDIEVAL 1192 732
PREHISTORIC 11 9
ROMAN 1241 892
UNKNOWN 50 47
4587 3475

Number of recorders per insitution

Institution Number of finders
19
LVPL 121
NLM 88
PAS 262
PUBLIC 9
WAW 56
555

Average per month

Month Objects Records
May 548 185
June 240 237
July 830 446
August 457 420
September 1049 890
October 495 373
November 516 508
December 452 416
4587 3475

Year of discovery

Year Objects Records
No year recorded 696 324
1940 6 5
1981 1 1
1982 3 3
1986 2 2
1987 1 1
1988 6 6
1989 6 5
1990 21 21
1991 8 8
1992 108 94
1993 21 21
1994 21 21
1995 58 57
1996 170 131
1997 776 769
1998 2683 2006
4587 3475

Discovery method

Discovery method Objects Records
Agricultural or drainage work 2 2
Controlled archaeological investigation 17 17
Controlled archaeological investigation (stratified) 4 4
Controlled archaeological investigation (topsoil stripping) 2 2
Controlled archaeological investigation (unstratified) 113 24
Fieldwalking 481 44
Metal detector 3837 3330
Other chance find 86 46
Unknown 45 6
4587 3475

Type of landuse

Landuse Objects Records
No land use recorded. 3 3
Coastland 8 8
Cultivated land 746 573
Grassland, Heathland 73 69
Open fresh water 1 1
Other 3756 2821
4587 3475

Findspot precision

Grid reference precision Objects Records
No grid reference recorded 425 62
2 figure reference 1 1
4 figure reference 856 706
6 figure reference 1663 1089
8 figure reference 408 402
10 figure reference 1234 1215
4587 3475