John Naylor

Dr John Naylor is the Portable Antiquities Scheme ( National Finds Advisor for Post-Roman Coinage. His research and publications focus on the archaeology of Early Medieval Europe, especially the countries of the North Sea coastlands on which he has published widely. He is especially interested in the archaeology of rural and urban landscapes in this period, with a focus towards trade, production and economy. This has also allowed him to further explore methodological approaches to archaeological numismatics and the role of metal-detected objects in archaeological research. More recently, he has become interested in hoarding and the deposition of objects in the landscape and is editing a book on this topic. He is also a Committee Member of the Medieval Settlement Research Group.

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Select publications

The Hoarding and Deposition of Metalwork from the Bronze Age to the 20th Century: a British Perspective, edited with R. Bland (eds.), forthcoming, Oxford: Archaeopress.

Town and Country in Medieval North Western Europe: Dynamic Interactions, edited with A. Wilkin, D. Keene, A. Bijsterveld (eds.), forthcoming (Turnout: Brepols).

‘The Origins of Wessex pilot project’, with H. Hamerow and C. Ferguson , 2013, Oxoniensia 77. 49-69.

‘Coinage, Trade and the Origins of the English Emporia, c. AD 650-750 ‘ in S. Gelichi & R. Hodges (eds.) From One Sea to Another. Trade Centres in the European and Mediterranean Early Middle Ages, 2012, (Turnout: Brepols), 237-66.

‘Anglo-Saxon landscape and economy: using portable antiquities to study Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age England’, with J.D. Richards, , & C. Holas-Clark, 2009, Internet Archaeology 25.

‘The circulation of early medieval European coinage: a case study from Yorkshire’, Medieval Archaeology 51, 2007, 41-61.

An Archaeology of Trade in Middle Saxon England, British Archaeological Reports British Series 376, 2004, Oxford: Archaeopress.