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Papers from the Staffordshire Hoard Symposium - database
The papers have been edited by Helen Geake, Finds Adviser (early-medieval objects) to the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Helen Geake, National Finds ...
Helen Geake, National Finds Advisor for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, confirms that the find will redefine our understanding of the Anglo-Saxons. 'It is the only hoard of its type ever found on English soil; until now, we didn't know that this kind of behaviour existed within Anglo-Saxon culture,' she said, adding that 'the Staffordshire Hoard will change perceptions as much as Sutton Hoo.
Helen Geake ...
Helen Geake joined Time Team as a regular for the 2006 series.
She had previously worked as a digger during the 1998 Time Team Live and as a specialist adviser on Anglo-Saxon burials for the 2001 Live.
Since then she
has also appeared on various programmes on a 'one-off' basis.
She is currently the finds adviser (post-Roman artefacts) for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, having previously worked for the PAS as its finds liaison officer for Suffolk, one of the busiest county offices.
Before that she
was assistant keeper of archaeology at Norwich Castle Museum
She has a doctorate from the University of York and her undergraduate degree is from University College London.
major research work has been on Anglo-Saxon burial practices in the seventh and early eighth centuries, studied through the objects deposited with bodies in graves.
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The papers have been edited by Helen Geake (the Scheme's Finds Adviser for Early Medieval objects) and have been released within a year of the Symposium.
Helen Geake Finds Adviser ...
Helen Geake Finds Adviser (Medieval and Post-Medieval Objects.)
(tel: 01223 333323)
Helen studied Medieval Archaeology at University College London before completing a PhD on 7th Century Anglo-Saxon cemeteries, and is an expert on all things Anglo-Saxon!
She later helped set up a dedicated unit working with metal detectorists at Norfolk Museums Service.
Helen joined the Scheme in 2000 as the Suffolk Finds Liaison Officer.
For details of your local Finds Liaison Officer log on to www.finds.org.uk/involved/regional/asp, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: 020 7323 8611 / 8618, or write to Portable Antiquities Scheme
, c/o Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum
, London WC1 3DG.
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Photo (left to right): David Evans, Anna Tyacke, Wendy Scott, Phillipa Walton, Frank Basford, Caroline MaDonald, Liz Wilson, Ceinwen Paynton, Nicole Weller, Tom Brindle, Helen Geake
and Katie Hinds