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.



4th November 2019

‘Discovery is Just the Beginning

Recent maritime archaeological investigations by the

Nautical Archaeology Society’

Mark Beattie-Edwards, CEO of the Nautical Archaeology Society

Over the last 15 years, Mark has been involved in a number of underwater archaeological investigations on some of England’s protected wrecks. The sites range from a presumed Dutch third rate lost in the Battle of Beachy Head (1690), to one of the first submarines ever commissioned into the Royal Navy. He is now leading projects to identify the name of the newest protected wreck and to save the fragile wreck of the London (lost in 1665) in the Thames Estuary. Mark will talk about these projects and the role the NAS plays in supporting its members undertaking their own research projects.

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.