One of the first people to see the Staffordshire Hoard is coming to tell people in Congleton all about it. Stephen Dean, Staffordshire’s top archaeologist, is an inspiring speaker and says, “I can talk for hours on this subject.” He’ll be at Congleton Library on Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm. Originally planned to be held at the museum, the take up is already so good, it has been transferred to the downstairs room at the library.
Stephen has worked as a field archaeologist and as an archaeological consultant; he has been Staffordshire County Archaeologist since 1994.
He said: ‘To be involved in such an important find as the Staffordshire
Hoard is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any archaeologist. As
such, I deem myself incredibly fortunate to have been working for
Staffordshire County Council, and to have had the opportunity to become
involved when this incredible find was made.’
As if that were not enough, in 2010 Stephen led the team of
archaeologists which found more fragments. A lot of them were very small
but some were very significant. One may be a cheek piece. The searchers
did not use metal detectors but ploughed the area adjacent to the
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availability. Friends of the Museum have free entry. Guests are charged
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