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.

Next Winter Lecture 2023

A Summary of the Symposium

11th & 12th Sept 2021

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Our lectures are held at 7:00 pm in the Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University. PDAS members and University staff and students (with ID) are admitted free. Visitors are very welcome but are asked to contribute £4. Our lecture theatre facilities will be provided by Peninsula Arts with Plymouth University. We thank them for their support.

4th December 2023

'The (un)natural (pre)history of Britain’

Prof Naomi Sykes, Exeter University

Biodiversity is constantly changing. Since the end of the last Ice Age, flora, fauna and human populations have been transformed. Understanding the complexity of the interaction between people and biodiversity is fundamental for determining appropriate courses of action for the future. This paper will present a series of linked case-studies to demonstrate how integrated transdisciplinary studies can provide the biocultural evidence-base, upon which policy can be built. "Naomi is Lawrence Professor of Archaeology at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on human-animal-environment interactions and how they impact societies, past and present.