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.

Plymouth 1620: the place, the people, the evidence

For fascinating details on Plymouth in the 17th century


Information for members

Following Government advice to reduce social contact & avoid gathering in order to reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, the PAS Committee decided to cancel our normal Summer walks and Winter meetings for 2020.

We are now looking at ways in which these might be provided in a safe way for both members and those taking us on walks/speakers. We hope to provide at least one walk during September, with restricted numbers and then to provide this as a written walk for members to take without a guide (watch this space). We are also looking at ways to provide talks, perhaps online.

An online community research project is being developed to enable members to carry out their own research, further information on this will be provided shortly.