Friday free stuff - 15th August

15 August 2014

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is found at

A database where you can search for artefacts and coins found in England and Wales by members of the public (most have been found from metal detecting). There are nearly 1 million objects in the database. While the artefacts are not ‘treasure’, they are nonetheless important in helping build up an understanding of the archaeology and history of England and Wales. The site uses open source software and is administered by the British Museum. Access to the database is free, but you’ll need to create a username and password.

Image courtesy of The Portable Antiquities Scheme/ The Trustees of the British Museum