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.


 MONDAY 3rd JUNE 2019

Monday 3rd June at 7:00pm

A Walk from Princetown to Hart Tor

Dr Tom Greeves

Dartmoor historian & archaeologist Dr Tom Greeves will lead us from Princetown to Hart Tor to see prehistoric hut circles, tinworks, earthworks from a national exercise testing shells in the 1860s, and a 19th century rifle range. Dr Greeves has been researching and exploring the moor for many years and was the first Archaeologist to Dartmoor National Park Authority. The route is approximately 2.5 miles over rough moorland so please wear proper walking boots/shoes and appropriate clothing and remember it is always cooler at Princetown !

Meet at SX 5893 7349 in Princetown Pay & Display Car Park, PL20 6QF.


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.