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.



PAS April lecture cancelled

PAS walk in May cancelled

Following Government advice to reduce social contact & avoid gathering in order to reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, we have have decided that we must cancel our Final Winter Meeting scheduled for Monday, 6 April.

I know that this will disappoint some of you. We will keep our summer programme under review as we see how things develop, but have decided not to hold a summer walk in May.

Government advice on coronavirus and social distancing:

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.


 Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress


Regretfully, given the current coronavirus situation, we (the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology) have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the conference planned for 17th -19th April. With infection numbers in the UK expected in peak in the next couple of weeks, and the potential of entering a delay phase where there might be restrictions on travel and group gatherings, we feel that this is the responsible thing to do at the moment.

We are looking at alternative options, possibly an online conference later in the year or, if possible, the conference dates could be switched to next year. We will publicise future events once all options have been considered

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