The Portable Antiquities Scheme

Small Finds & Treasure from Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and Merseyside

An Online Lecture by Heather Beeton

With the introduction of the Treasure Act 1996, the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) was created to help support the aims of the Act and liaise with members of the public who discover archaeological finds.

The PAS records archaeological finds made by members of the public on to a publicly accessible database. This talk will introduce the PAS, looking at its key aims and successes, as well as elements of the Treasure Act. We will also look in closer detail at some of the key discoveries recorded on the PAS database from across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and Merseyside

Heather is the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. She is based at the Museum of Liverpool but her role takes her all over the three counties, identifying and recording archaeological objects discovered by the public.

Booking is required before 4pm on 5 May. The talk will be presented using Zoom. You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting just after 4pm on 5 May.


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