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Plymouth & District Archaeological Society (PDAS) 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-
P.D.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 -
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.
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Local events of archaeological interest organised by other (non PDAS) organisations can be found in Notice Board and are entered on our Calendar.
FIRST SUMMER WALK -
Last Site Update
12th April 2015
ARCHAEOLOGY IN DEVON
Saturday May 9th 2015, at The Plymouth Athenaeum
The day will provide an overview of work across the county ranging from prehistoric sites through landscape studies to industrial archaeology.
Monday 4th May
A PERAMBULATION OF THE EAST STONEHOUSE LEAT
Leader: Alan Barclay
Alan Barclay is an Archives Assistant at the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, and leads walks throughout Plymouth for the Walks with History Group as part of the Walking for Health Scheme. He will lead us along the approximate route of the Leat from Torr to East Stonehouse to see what remains – including boundary stones, a running drain and the Stonehouse Reservoirs in Central Park. Meet outside Morrisons Supermarket, 282 Outland Road, Plymouth, PL3 5UQ, (SX 479 574) at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Please do not park in Morrisons’ car-
Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month and start sharp at 7pm unless otherwise indicated. Non-
|Medieval & Post-Medieval Kiln Technology|
|Hillforts: Their Use and Reuse|
|Livestock & Landscape West of Wessex|
|Mills in the Devon Landscape|
|Maritime Disaster in the Scillies|
|The Archaeology & History of Beavers in Britain|
|Medieval landscape of SW England|
|Skeletal Remains from Athenaeum Burial Ground|
|Ivybridge Archaeologists Tour of Ireland|
|Air Survey in Lowland Devon|
|Royal Naval Hospital|
|The Tavistock Canal|
|A Dartmoor Landscape - Farmers & Tinners|
|Mothecombe House & Gardens|
|Hound Tor Medieval Village|
|St Neot Church|
|Laira Battery & Efford Emplacement|
|The Lower Laira|
|Archaeology of Gardens|
|Identifying Prehistoric Pottery|