Conference review - Objects and Landscape: Understanding the medieval through finds recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Thomas, S. (2012) ‘Conference review – Objects and Landscape: Understanding the medieval through finds recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme’, The European Archaeologist 38, 35-38.
In most years the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS – http://finds.org.uk) has organized a conference at London’s British Museum (where its central office is also based), which in previous years has covered various themes, including marking ten years of PAS in 2007, and a conference comparing management of portable antiquities in other European jurisdictions in 2009. PAS operates across England and Wales, and through its network of Finds Liaison Officers (FLOs) allows finders of archaeological material, primarily metal-detector users, to report and record their discoveries. It was established in 1997, initially as a pilot scheme, to complement the Treasure Act 1996, which also came into force that year in England and Wales (in Scotland the legislation is different).