Statistical analysis of the database for Monday 1st January 2001 until Monday 31st December 2001

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.

You can also choose your own date ranges. You must choose a date from and a date to to interrogate this properly.

Quantities of objects and records found

  • Total objects recorded: 16361
  • Total records: 11474

Quantities recorded per Officer and assistants

Fullname Institution Objects Records
119 109
Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen DOR 1273 392
Sally Worrell FASW 1428 921
Nick Herepath LVPL 333 330
Helen Geake NFAHG 2904 1792
Marina Elwes NLM 1271 1271
Rhiannon Harte PAS 1365 1104
Michael Lewis PAS 1704 1605
Ceinwen Paynton PAS 666 471
3d647655fdd78c7c9f82fc913b9b93dc PUBLIC 16 16
cdd20a8f905546ca8e164ce960771887 PUBLIC 391 377
fe39c6dc9fe3eda4e199915d521aacc0 PUBLIC 397 329
Jude Plouviez SF 2460 1249
Colin Pendleton SFHER 1 1
Angie Bolton WAW 1806 1282
Katie Hinds WILT 169 167
Simon Holmes YORYM 58 58
16361 11474

Quantities recorded per Institution

Institution Objects Records
119 109
DOR 1273 392
FASW 1428 921
LVPL 333 330
NFAHG 2904 1792
NLM 1271 1271
PAS 3735 3180
PUBLIC 804 722
SF 2460 1249
SFHER 1 1
WAW 1806 1282
WILT 169 167
YORYM 58 58
16361 11474

Quantities by period

Period Objects Records
334 253
BRONZE AGE 365 263
BYZANTINE 2 2
EARLY MEDIEVAL 592 552
GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL 4 4
IRON AGE 488 461
MEDIEVAL 3759 2877
MESOLITHIC 246 36
MODERN 10 4
NEOLITHIC 373 266
PALAEOLITHIC 8 8
POST MEDIEVAL 2311 1656
PREHISTORIC 65 50
ROMAN 7512 4850
UNKNOWN 292 192
16361 11474

Number of recorders per insitution

Institution Number of finders
51
DOR 34
FASW 74
LVPL 41
NFAHG 140
NLM 63
PAS 393
PUBLIC 88
SF 80
SFHER 1
WAW 95
WILT 60
YORYM 9
1129

Average per month

Month Objects Records
January 1606 1016
February 1426 1034
March 1422 997
April 1582 851
May 1065 820
June 1874 1531
July 1415 938
August 725 547
September 993 824
October 2985 1871
November 682 570
December 586 475
16361 11474

Year of discovery

Year Objects Records
No year recorded 2917 2481
1890 29 12
1900 1 1
1925 1 1
1930 4 3
1955 1 1
1965 1 1
1970 20 6
1975 1 1
1976 2 2
1977 256 3
1978 1 1
1979 1 1
1980 62 62
1981 2 2
1982 1 1
1983 2 2
1984 3 3
1985 137 124
1986 37 34
1987 115 82
1988 55 55
1989 27 26
1990 76 75
1991 24 22
1992 121 78
1993 40 40
1994 11 11
1995 122 122
1996 125 99
1997 129 119
1998 188 184
1999 1040 794
2000 4812 2790
2001 5997 4235
16361 11474

Discovery method

Discovery method Objects Records
Agricultural or drainage work 12 12
Building work 160 18
Chance find during metal detecting 1815 707
Controlled archaeological investigation 5 5
Controlled archaeological investigation (unstratified) 107 15
Fieldwalking 1865 292
Gardening 105 60
Metal detector 11773 10074
Metal detector during controlled archaeological investigation 4 4
Other chance find 406 201
Unknown 109 86
16361 11474

Type of landuse

Landuse Objects Records
No land use recorded. 45 24
Coastland 62 62
Cultivated land 12986 8804
Grassland, Heathland 256 149
Open fresh water 67 8
Other 2908 2390
Wetlands 1 1
Woodland 36 36
16361 11474

Findspot precision

Grid reference precision Objects Records
No grid reference recorded 327 179
2 figure reference 1 1
4 figure reference 1344 893
6 figure reference 8110 5333
8 figure reference 3827 2672
10 figure reference 2752 2396
16361 11474