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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.


Future Events 2021


12th Sept SUNDAY GUIDED WALK. Starting 2:30 pm in the square by the Prysten

House (south side of St Andrews). Will be lead by Nigel Overton & Martin Read and

is anticipated to last about 1½ hours. Free & no need to book. Please wear

appropriate clothing for the weather & stay hydrated.


12th Sept SEA SHANTY EVENT Lord High Admiral pub, Stone House.

(fully booked)


4th Oct PAS Winter Lectures 1st Monday of the month in the Devonport LT Portland

Square Building, University of Plymouth. Restart live Mon 4th October. see PAS web

site and the University Events Calendar for details.


4th Oct PAS Winter Lecture - Lucy Shipley - "Devon Detected: How metal detecting

finds shape our understanding of Devon's past"


1st Nov PAS Winter Lecture - Richard Osgood - "Several Months in the Country -

the archaeology of Operation Nightingale and the recovery of military veterans"


6th Dec PAS Winter Lecture - Martin Read - “Plymouth to 1619”. This talk will look

at aspects of the development of the town and surrounding area from the late Saxon

Period to just prior to the arrival of the Mayflower and cover research carried out

over the last 30 years.