Staffordshire Hoard site to undergo another dig to put the buried treasure in context.
19th March 2010
... Comments

Experts have announced that a new dig is to take place where the site of the UK's largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure, known as the Staffordshire Hoard, was discovered.

Metal detectorist Terry Herbert originally found the 1,500 gold and silver pieces in a farmer's field in Staffordshire in July 2009. The new dig is not expected to turn up any more gold, but could reveal how the original items came to be there. Stoke-on-Trent City Council's chief archaeologist Stephen Dean said the dig was to put the find into some some of context. "We are trying to find features which could tell us what the landscape was like when the hoard was buried," he said.

Some of the hoard can be seen at The Potteries Museum in Stoke and at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery until 18 April.

About the Author

Mark G

Member since: 27th January 2011

Hi, my name is Mark and I work in and around Tamworth with my business TheBestOf Tamworth, that's the one in the northern hemisphere - as opposed to the town of the same name in Australia!

Popular Categories