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The Staffordshire Hoard Research Report Series


This is the series which will publish the detailed specialist reports and surveys written during the life of the research project. The first 24 were published on the Archaeological Data Service in February 2017 and can be accessed here .


They consist of one initially written for the Assessment Stage (SSRR 1 – Aerial Photography), 16 from Analysis Stage 1 (SHRR 2-17) and seven from Analysis Stage 2 (SHRR 18-24). The reports from Stages 1 and 2 that make up this initial collection are predominantly concerned with the scientific analysis of the materials within the Hoard, but SHRR 24 provides details of such evidence of contemporary activity within a 10 km radius of the Hoard site that it has been possible to establish.  The full list is given below.


1 Deegan, A. 2013. Air photo mapping and Interpretation for Contextualising Metal-Detected discoveries: Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon Hoard.


2 Meek, A. 2012. The PIXE and PIGE analysis of glass inlays from the Staffordshire Hoard.


3 Cartwright, C.R. 2013. Macro-organic materials from the Staffordshire Hoard


4 La Niece, S. 2013. The Scientific Analysis of Niello Inlays from the Staffordshire Hoard.


5 Steele, V. and Hacke, M. 2013. FTIR and GC-MS Analysis of Pastes and Soils from the Staffordshire Hoard.


6 Blakelock, E.S. 2013. Pilot Study of Surface Enrichment in a Selection of Gold Objects from the Staffordshire Hoard.


7 Blakelock, E.S. 2014. Analysis of a Multi-Component Garnet, Gold and Millefiori Object from the Staffordshire Hoard.


8 Blakelock, E.S. 2014. XRF Analysis of Silver Foils from the Staffordshire Hoard.


9 Blakelock, E.S. 2014. Phase 2 of the Analysis of Selected Items from the Staffordshire Hoard and of Contemporary Anglo-Saxon Objects from the British Museum and Stoke-on-Trent Potteries Museum and Art Gallery: a Study of Gold Compositions and Surface Enrichment.


10 Blakelock, E.S. 2014. Scientific Analysis of the Staffordshire Hoard Seax Set.


11 Stacey, R. J. 2014. FTIR, Raman and GC-MS Analysis of possible Organic Pastes and Associated Foils (K234 & 235) from the Staffordshire Hoard.


12 Blakelock, E.S. 2014. Analysis of the Staffordshire Hoard Great Cross (K655, K657, K658, and K659), Gem setting (K1314) and Inscribed Strip (K550).


13 Cartwright, C. 2013. Identification of Fibres of Textile Fragments found inside Silver Gilt Collar K281 from the Staffordshire Hoard.


14 Meek, A. 2013. XRF Analysis of Triangular Green inlay in Staffordshire Hoard Object K744.


15 Meek, A. 2013. XRF Analysis of Inlays  in Staffordshire Hoard Object K301.


16 Blakelock, E.S. 2014. A Comparative Study XRF and SEM-EDX Analysis of Gold / Silver / Copper Alloys at the Birmingham Museum Trust and the British Museum Laboratories.


17 Shearman, F., Camurcuoglu, D., Hockey, M. and McArthur, G. 2014. Investigative Conservation of the Die-impressed Sheet from the Staffordshire Hoard.


18 Blakelock, E.S. 2015. Pilot XRF Study of the Silver Hilt-plates from the Staffordshire Hoard.


19 Blakelock, E.S. 2015. XRF Study of Silver Objects from the Staffordshire Hoard.


20 Blakelock, E.S. 2015. The XRF Analysis of the Copper alloy objects and fragments in the Staffordshire Hoard


21 Blakelock, E.S. 2016. The Analysis and Documentation of Niello Objects in the Staffordshire Hoard.


22 Blakelock, E.S. 2015. Examination of Cross sections through a Selection of Gold Objects from the Staffordshire Hoard.


23 Martinón-Torres, M. 2016. Analysis of Weathered Green Inlays in the Staffordshire Hoard.


24  Goodwin, J. 2016. A Survey of the Sources for Possible Contemporary Activity in the Vicinity of the Hoard Find Spot





The mount catalogue no. 513.

Photo - Lucy Martin, Cotswold Archaeology. X-radiograph - Lincolnshire Archives.

Drawing - Chris Fern

Part of the hilt-collar catalogue no. 109.

Photo - Aleksandra Osinka, Cotswold Archaeology.

X-radiiograph - Lincolnshire Archives.

Drawing - Chris Fern.

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