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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.



NEXT WINTER LECTURE

MONDAY 2nd MARCH 2020



2nd March 2020

‘Devon detected: how metal detecting finds shape our understanding of Devon's past’

Dr Lucy Shipley, Finds Liaison Officer


The Portable Antiquities Scheme is about to celebrate 20 years of recording archaeological finds made by members of the public. Every find makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the history of the county. In this talk, Lucy will present  some of the individual finds and the stories that they tell about how the present and past collide. This will demonstrate how a chance find or afternoon out field walking can, when properly recorded, change how we see the past.


Our lectures are held at 7:00 pm in the Devonport Lecture Theatre of the Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth. PAS members, University staff & students, with valid ID, and all school students are admitted free. All others are welcome but asked to contribute £4 towards our expenses.


LINK TO COMPLETE WINTER PROGRAMME 2019 - 2020