PAS at the Festival of British Archaeology 2015 - The Midlands

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The Council for British Archaeology's (CBA) twenty-fifth annual Festival of Archaeology takes place this month (11th - 26th July 2015) and following round-ups of the events involving Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) staff in the South East and South West of England, this instalment looks at what our Finds Liaison Officers (FLOs) and volunteers based in the Midlands are taking part in.

Wendy Scott (FLO for Leicestershire and Rutland) is attending an Anglo-Saxon activity day at Harborough Museum on Wednesday 22nd July (10:00 - 16:00). Finds from the Time Team excavation of an Anglo-Saxon burial ground at West Langton will be on display and Wendy, who attended the Time Team excavation, will be showing other Anglo-Saxon artefacts from the district recorded by the PAS. Wendy is also attending Charnwood Museum's 'Day of Archaeology' on Saturday 25th July (11:00 - 16:00). Visitors can bring any finds to be identified and recorded by her as well as having a go at detecting for 'treasure' in a sandpit with members of Loughborough Coin and Search Society.

Our new FLO for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, Alastiar Willis, will be at Derby Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday 22nd July (10:00 - 14:00) for an archaeological finds day identifying artefacts brought along by visitors and presenting treasures from the Museum's collection in object handling activities.

For further information about these and other events taking place in the Midlands during the 2015 Festival of Archaeology please see the CBA's Festival website. The fourth and final instalment about the PAS' involvement in the Festival of Archaeology, to be posted here soon, will look at events taking place in the North of England.

Contact: Clemency Cooper

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