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.



  6:30 pm.      

Monday 5th August

Wigford Down: a Premier Archaeological Landscape

Dr Bob Bruce

A long retired marine scientist and keen mountain & moorland walker, Bob discovered archaeology late in life by stumbling over BA Reaves etc on Dartmoor. He is a member of PAS, DAS, DA, DTRG & the Prehistoric Society. Leads walks & surveys sites. Wigford Down was designated a PAL by English Heritage because of its wealth of archaeology. We should see an ancient cross, Bronze Age cairns, a cist, field systems & hut circles plus medieval longhouses and their fields. Note 6:30 start because light will be closing in. Walk about 2½ miles of relatively easy moorland walking. Wear suitable footwear & clothing but not shorts because of the risk of sheep ticks in the bracken. Meet at SX5546 6484   NOT the main Cadover Bridge car park. Go north over the bridge to the parking area beside the old china clay pits/angling ponds up the hill to left of road.


Archaeology Field Trips

Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month and start sharp at 7pm unless otherwise indicated. They are open to non-members but a £4 donation is requested to cover our expenses. Appropriate footwear & clothing must be worn.

Our walks are not suitable for dogs.