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Monday 2nd October 2017


Restoring the Historic Vistas of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park

& Recent Work of the CAU

James Gossip

Restoration work has been undertaken on some of the historic features at Mount Edgcumbe, a Grade I parkland, & this talk will discuss what this has revealed. New sites are being investigated in Cornwall all the time, & this will be an opportunity to discuss other recent work of the Cornwall Archaeological Unit. James Gossip is an experienced field archaeologist & surveyor, who has worked with the Cornwall Archaeological Unit since 1999, directing various major excavations & community based programmes.

Special lecture: This is a joint meeting of the Cornwall Archaeological Society

and the Plymouth Archaeology Society.

Open to the public. Free. No need to book.

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.