Adam Daubney


Assessments, analysis, policy-writing and teaching on archaeological small finds.

Adam Daubney PhD FSA


Adam Daubney is an archaeological small finds specialist based near Lincoln, UK. He works part-time as a freelance specialist, and part-time for the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Adam has over 20 years experience in finds research, having identified and recorded over 25,000 finds for PAS, and produced CIfA-standard reports for a wide variety of clients.

Adam is the author of two books and over 20 peer-reviewed articles, most of which focus on coins, plough-zone archaeology, and the public discovery of material culture.


Clients to date include Historic England, DCMS, University of Lincoln, University of Bournemouth, University of Newcastle, British Museum, Lincolnshire County Council, and a wide range of commercial archaeology units.

Finds Reports

I offer fast and competitively priced assessment and analysis reports on artefacts and coins. All reports comply with CIfA standards on specialist reporting.

Research and Teaching

I have undertaken a range of research projects to date, including carrying out research on behalf of the Government to advise on potential changes to the Treasure Act.

Community Archaeology

Whether it is help with designing or delivering community archaeology projects, I can offer affordable and creative solutions. Projects to date include wellbeing excavations with RAF families, and education sessions with local archaeology groups.