Tuesday, January 6, 2015

How to excavate and study a coin hoard

I was very struck by a presentation on the Beau Street Hoard at a conference last November. The publication notes:
The archaeologists decided to lift the hoard as a block with its surrounding soil so that it could be excavated under laboratory conditions.
A perusal of Eleanor Ghey's The Beau Street Hoard shows what can be gained from such a careful study.

What information has been lost through the rushed and apparently unscientific removal of the Lenborough Hoard from an unploughed field in Buckinghamshire?

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1 comment:

Detectorbloke said...

Interesting. Does seems a shame that is was excavated in less than a day.


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