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.

1st October 2018

'Life on the edge of Plymouth and Dartmoor:

Recent archaeological work on prehistoric &

Romano-British settlement'

Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist.

Bill will discuss the findings from a number of archaeological projects which are revealing evidence for prehistoric funerary practice, settlement and industrial activity in the late prehistoric and Romano-British period in an area that until quite recently had seen relatively little archaeological investigation. Bill has been an archaeologist with Devon County Council since 1991, County Archaeologist since 2013 and an active committee member of the Devon Archaeological Society since 1992. His most recent projects include Rapid Coastal Zone Assessments and the National Mapping (Aerial Photo) Programme.

This lecture is a joint DAS and PAS event.

Admission will be free of charge for both members and visitors.