Tag Archives: Portable Antiquities Scheme

Goldhords in Surrey: a horde of names, any hoards of gold?

This post originally trailed the above day workshop held at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology on 22nd June 2016. The event was organised by all-round good egg Murray Andrews, a fellow IoA PhD researcher and late of Medieval Bayton parish. I’m pretty certain the … Continue reading

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The origins of Surrey: two scholars’ work and my two pennies’ worth

(This is a long post. I didn’t set out to write such a whopper, rather it grew and grew as a result of choosing such a big, juicy topic which requires time to do it justice. Which is not to claim … Continue reading

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Richard III’s back in the ground, let’s look at some Anglo-Saxon coins

Ugh. I hate leaving so long between posts – and then reviving part-drafted pieces which no longer have the same degree of relevance as when commenced (but more about that presently). Not exactly an earth-shattering admission, but I’ve had my … Continue reading

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SMSW 2 – the reporting of Anglo-Saxon stirrup mount finds in south-east England

Your second dose of medieval mathematics moves away from history and place-names towards archaeology. The inspiration for this post came in the course of recent reading around the topic of “productive sites” and the interpretation of their artefactual profiles (for … Continue reading

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Being “productive” with place-names

I’d not even finished writing the piece that was the subject of my previous post when I began to formulate a new sidelight analysis to append to it. The basis of this was what I perceived to be a positive correlation between … Continue reading

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New work – Middle Anglo-Saxon trading networks in Surrey

When I was at middle school (it’s a Surrey thing, for children between the ages of 8 and 11), I had two friends who collected things. Terry collected keys and Tim collected coins. At the time it was keys that … Continue reading

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