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domestic to the 1st recorded city in Britain, Essex has an unlimited wealth of heritage. notwithstanding, old bills of the county have tended to target the key settlements and feature left huge elements unexplored. in the course of the paintings of the moveable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), along carrying on with specialist excavations, it's been attainable to fill in these gaps. not just have there been many gadgets recorded with the PAS which are separately major, yet recording those reveals has allowed us to spot many new archaeological websites that had formerly been unrecognised.

From Bronze Age hoards to Medieval pilgrim badges, the PAS documents for Essex disguise each interval in background. The Burnham-on-Crouch hoard presents perception into the burial of items within the overdue Bronze Age, whereas the Ardleigh pommel highlights the brilliant ability of Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths. The paintings of the PAS additionally presents facts of ways humans proceed to deposit gadgets this present day. a few of these unearths have enhanced our knowing of society long ago, whereas others will be famous for his or her good looks on my own. 50 reveals from Essex showcases a pick out staff of gadgets recorded with the PAS and explains their importance inside our wider knowing of the archaeology of Essex.

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