Lincolnshire PAS conference 2016 Celebrating Reporting:
Metal-detecting, archaeology, and the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Lincolnshire Saturday 5th March.
The Collection, Lincoln. 10-4pm.
Free (buffet lunch provided), booking essential.
This conference will explore the contributions that finds reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme are making to our understanding of the archaeology of Lincolnshire.
In 2015 the Portable Antiquities Scheme recorded its millionth find – a copper-alloy nummus which was one of a hoard of 22,000 Roman coins discovered at Seaton, Devon. Of the million finds recorded by PAS, over 75,000 have been found in Lincolnshire, reported by over 2,200 individuals. These finds have been discovered across all parts of Lincolnshire, from Fen to Wolds, and are an important source of information on the past. Papers will cover topics including the significance of PAS data, the future of PAS, the impact of knowledge-loss and knowledge-theft, community archaeology, and the donation and acquisition of finds.
Speakers include Michael Lewis (British Museum), Kevin Leahy (Portable Antiquities Scheme), Adam Daubney (Portable Antiquities Scheme), Antony Lee (The Collection), Tom Redmayne (Self-recorder with PAS), Peter Chowne (University of Greenwich), Peter Atkinson (Operation Nightingale), and Caitlin Green (University of Oxford).
The conference is free and includes tea and coffee, and a buffet lunch, but booking is essential.
To book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 552361.
Booking deadline: Friday 26th February
Organised and funded by Lincolnshire County Council.