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Dr. Helen Geake

Finds Adviser

Portable Antiquities Scheme

HQ Phone: +44 207 323 8611

Email: h***@***.uk

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Great Russell Street

London, London WC1B 3DG

United Kingdom

Company Description

PAS is managed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. It was previously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, but the current grant runs out in March 2006. This new funding of £1.25 million a year was announced as part of the 2004 Spending Review ... more

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Employment History

Finds Adviser
The Scheme

University of Cambridge

Time Team


Channel 4


National Finds Advisor
Portable Antiquities Scheme

Finds Liaison Officer
Portable Antiquities Scheme

Suffolk Finds Liaison Officer
The Scheme

Finds Advisor, Portable Antiquities Scheme
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research


undergraduate degree

University College London


University of York

Web References (43 Total References)

Papers from the Staffordshire Hoard Symposium - database

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The papers have been edited by Helen Geake, Finds Adviser (early-medieval objects) to the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Helen Geake, National Finds ...

www.archaeology.co.uk [cached]

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 ...

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Helen Geake

Helen Geake
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. Her 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.
Helen Geake answers some of our questions

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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 ...

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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: info@finds.org.uk, tel.: 020 7323 8611 / 8618, or write to Portable Antiquities Scheme, c/o Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum, London WC1 3DG.
The new member of the Scheme 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

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