Plymouth Archaeology Society

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Plymouth Archaeology Society


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Plymouth Archaeology Society (PAS) consists mainly of amateur members with an enthusiastic interest in a wide range of archaeological disciplines. We wish to share our enthusiasm for archaeology in general and provide better knowledge and support for the abundant local sites in our area.

Visitors are invited to attend any of our regular meetings (coach trips require pre-booking) and we hope you will be tempted to become a full member. PAS is open to all to apply for membership (membership information).

P.A.S. organise monthly winter lectures by invited guest speakers (winter programme). The summer programme consists of visits to local sites of interest. These are usually guided by experts with local knowledge of the site concerned (summer programme). The summer programme is augmented by coach trips to sites a little further afield. These are usually day trips but can occasionally involve a weekend away.

We also organise workshops to benefit those with a practical interest in archaeology. In the past these have included - surveying for archaeologists, geophysics and pollen analysis (archaeology workshops).

Any damage or threats to archaeological sites should be reported urgently to either The City Archaeologist based in the Planning Dept (01752 305433) or the City Museum (01752 304774). Archaeological finds should be reported to the City Museum.




Our lectures are held at 7:00 pm in the Devonport Lecture Theatre of the Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth.

4th February 2019

Moor than meets the eye - 'Trowels, tithe maps and the Ten Commandments; exploring community heritage on Dartmoor'

Emma Stockley

This talk will look at a series of community heritage projects running on Dartmoor as part of the ‘Moor than meets the eye’ scheme, these include the restoration of Buckland-in-the-moor’s Ten Commandments Stones monument, the excavation of Vinnimore farmstead deep in the Bovey Valley as well as Throwleigh’s community arts performance ‘Miss Varwell’s Throwleigh’.  Emma is Community Heritage Officer for the Dartmoor National Park Authority-led ‘Moor than meets the eye’ scheme. Emma lives in Cornwall and recently developed and led the ‘Reading the Hurlers’ geo-archaeology project on Bodmin Moor.