Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Metal Detecting Leicestershire

October 23, 2018

Leicestershire Fieldworkers


Metal detecting in Leicestershire: insights from detailed recording

A talk by Dr Phil Harding

Thursday 15th November, 7.30pm

All Welcome, doors open at 7.00pm

Lecture Theatre 2, George Davies Centre, University of Leicester – on the corner of Lancaster Road and University Road LE1 7HA

Phil Harding (not the Time Team one!) has been detecting in Leicestershire for almost 30 years, working the fields alone and supporting formal archaeological investigations. He has recorded 2,700 objects on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database, with the greatest possible detail captured for everything. Examples are given of spatial and temporal analysis to demonstrate the insights that thorough recording can bring. These include evidence for shifting settlement patterns, changing activity over time, and some special objects with their own story to tell.