We’re pleased to welcome Lara Hogg to the museum as Finds Liaison Officer for Cornwall.
Lara completed a BA in Archaeology at Nottingham University where she also completed an MA in Medieval Archaeology, funded by the department of archaeology. Lara’s PhD at Cardiff University focussed on farming in the Viking Age North Atlantic and was funded by The Arts and Humanities Research Council.Lara was Honorary Researcher at the University of Iceland and the National Museum of the Faroe Islands. She has also lectured in archaeology and anthropology at the universities of Sheffield, Cardiff, Nottingham, Iceland, and the University Centre of the Westfjords. Worked at the Reykjavik City Museum as an Archaeology Specialist. She has excavated in the UK, Portugal and Iceland.
Lara says, “As a Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) I’ll be recording archaeological finds to further our understanding of the archaeology of England and Wales, and in this role there is a specific focus on Cornwall. However, the role is quite diverse and is dependent upon the types of finds recovered and the volumes of artefacts received. Part of the role is also to advise on responsible metal detecting and to help the community engage with and understand the history and archaeology of their region. I’m super excited to get to know Cornwall, furthering our understanding of the past in this region and supporting the community in engaging with the past.”
If you would like to get in touch with Lara please email her on firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out about her work follow her work on Twitter@CornwallFinds or on FaceBook @CornwallFinds or visit the Portable Antiquities Scheme section on our website.