The Finds Research Group regularly organises conferences, meetings and visits to exchange ideas.

Meetings - open to all but with preferential rates for members - are held regularly and include one-day events that focus on themes related to the identification and interpretation of finds. Over the last few years we've held meetings in Orkney, the Isle of Man, Sutton Hoo, Lincoln, London, Dublin and Edinburgh and have made short trips to museums to view exhibitions. We regularly co-host meetings with other finds study groups and societies - such as the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology - and with professional bodies, in order to widen our network and encourage information exchange. These have proved very popular and productive in the past. We hope to continue these collaborations and welcome suggestions from groups for future joint meetings and conferences.


VISIT! Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail, Friday 1st September 2017

Visit to the exhibition ‘Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail’ and some behind the scenes talks about the project! View some the best artefacts discovered during the Crossrail project – from Mesolithic flints to 20th century Great Western Railway teacups, via Roman and medieval London. Two of the specialists who worked on the small finds will also give an insight into the stories behind the artefacts, whilst the exhibition curator will be on hand to answer questions.

1.30pm: Meet in main foyer of Museum of London Docklands

1.45pm: Introduction to the project: Jackie Keily, curator of  the ‘Tunnel’ exhibition

2.00pm: The Tudor small finds from the Crossrail Liverpool St Station excavation: Rachel Cubitt, Registered Finds Specialist, MOLA

2.30pm: The post-medieval bone and ivory working waste from the Crossrail Liverpool St Station excavation: Michael Marshall, Registered Finds Specialist, MOLA

3pm: entry to exhibition

5.45pm: museum closes

Please note: The exhibition is free and we are delighted to be able to offer this visit free to members and non-members. Please email Jackie Keily ( or 020 7814 5734) by Friday 25 August if you would like to join us on this visit. Museum of London Docklands is easily reached via the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stops West India Quay or Westferry, or via Canary Wharf on the Jubilee Line.


Neolithic settlement at Skara Brae

Neolithic settlement at Skara Brae


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