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 MONDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2018

Monday 5th February 2018

IN SEARCH OF THE ROANOKE COLONISTS

Prof Mark Horton

Between 1584 & 1587 a number of expeditions set out from Plymouth to establish an English colony in Virginia. Mystery surrounds both their location & the fate of the last attempt, when the colonists were left abandoned on Roanoke Island. Mark Horton is professor of Archaeology at the University of Bristol & has been working on the Outer Banks since 2010 where he has uncovered much new archaeological evidence about the colony. He is well known as a presenter of the long running BBC series Coast.


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, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University. PDAS members and University staff and students (with ID) are admitted free. Visitors are very welcome but are asked to contribute £4. Our lecture theatre facilities will be provided by Peninsula Arts with Plymouth University. We thank them for their support.