Learn about Archaeology
Archaeological Identification Guides
These archaeological identification guides have been produced as part of the Southeast Leicestershire Treasure Project with the aim of helping the public to identify archaeological material that may be found in Leicestershire. All Guides are PDF documents.
- Pottery ID Sheet 1: Prehistoric
- Pottery ID Sheet 2: Iron Age
- Pottery ID Sheet 3: Iron Age Belgic
- Pottery ID Sheet 4: Roman Types
- Pottery ID Sheet 5: Roman Grey Ware
- Pottery ID Sheet 6: Roman Samian Ware
- Pottery ID Sheet 7: Anglo Saxon
- Pottery ID Sheet 8: Anglo Saxon Thurmaston Urns
- Pottery ID Sheet 9: Medieval Green Glazed Ware
- Pottery ID Sheet 10: Potters Marston Ware
- Pottery ID Sheet 11: Midland Purple Ware 1
- Pottery ID Sheet 12: Midland Purple Ware 2
- Pottery ID Sheet 13: Cistercian Ware 1
- Pottery ID Sheet 14: Cistercian Ware 2
- Pottery ID Sheet 15: N Midlands Earthern (Pancheon) Ware 1
- Pottery ID Sheet 16: N Midlands Earthern (Pancheon) Ware 2
- Pottery ID Sheet 17: Blue and White Ware
- Pottery ID Sheet 18: Mocha Ware
- Pottery ID Guides Acknowledgements
Many thanks to SELT project volunteer Andy Kirkland for photographing the pottery and producing these guides.
Many thanks to SELT project volunteer Brian Burningham for producing this guide.
Planning an Archaeological Project
An Institue For Archaeologists training day was held on 20 November 2010 at the University of Leicester, and funded by the South East Leicestershire Treasure project. Dr. Birgitta Hoffmann, Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool University, delivered the training entitled, ‘How to run your own archaeological project’. This provided good practical advice on all aspects of the work involved in planning any sort of fieldwork. The training provided examples of best practice, from initial research and who to contact. The training also covered funding, equipment, health and safety and all the other processes that lead to the final deposition of records into the appropriate archives.
If you have any comments about these guides please contact Helen Sharp, Archaeology Officer, Tel. 01116 305 8324, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hallaton Treasure
The treasure was discovered in southeast Leicestershire in 2000 by local community archaeologists and University of Leicester Archaeological Services. The hoard includes more than 5,000 silver and gold coins, a unique silver gilt Roman helmet, jewellery and many other objects. The Treasure.
Talks, Tours & Fieldtrips
The staff of Leicestershire Heritage Services can visit your local venues and meeting places to deliver talks and lectures on a variety of subjects including Archaeology and history. History & Archaeology
A list of interesting books on a variety of heritage subjects including Archaeology. Heritage Booklist
Places to Visit
Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013