Welcome to everyone interested in the archaeology of Cornwall and Scilly.

For over 50 years our Society has been the principal archaeological organization in Cornwall and Scilly. The Society acts as the forum that brings together amateur archaeologists, professional archaeologists and all those interested in Cornwall’s past and the preservation of its archaeological heritage.

Today, with over 450 members, our activities are varied and inclusive. The society arranges over a dozen talks, monthly walks and annual conferences and special events. We also run our own fieldwork and research projects and encourage members to take part with likeminded organisations. Our annual journal is a well-respected, peer reviewed publication, and has for more than 50 years published the majority of archaeological research projects carried out in Cornwall and Scilly. Our regular newsletter keeps members up to date on news of people, events and activities.

Please explore our website, find out about us and how you can join us, explore the archaeology of your area, and become more involved.

Latest News

Archaeology A-Level: Response from AQA


Dear Nicholas,  Thank you for contacting us about our plans for AS and A-level Archaeology. I am sorry to hear of your concerns.  We are aware of the disappointment and frustration that this decision has created amongst some students, teachers … Continue reading →


Respryn Bridge


Respryn Bridge near Lanhydrock (SX 0993 6349) dates from the 15th century. It has Scheduled Monument and Listed Building status but once again has been badly damaged, probably by a motor vehicle. CAS’s Area Representatives monitor monuments around Cornwall and … Continue reading →


Our Publications

50 years of Cornish Archaeology

Our Journal records research into the archaeology of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, including excavations and reassessments of earlier finds.

A Newsletter, published 3 times a year, keeps members in touch with our events and other activities in Cornwall and beyond.

Copies of both publications, along with a reading list are available to read for free on the publications page.

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Our Events

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We offer winter lectures in Liskeard and Truro, which cover topics at home and abroad.

Throughout the year members explore archaeological sites in Cornwall and sometimes farther afield with expert guides.

Every year we have either a conference concentrating on Archaeology in Cornwall or a day of presentations shared with Devon Archaeological Society.

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Why Join Us?

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If you want to help us learn more about archaeology or explore Cornish sites by survey or excavation, join us.

Like- minded people will give you a warm welcome and we will discover Cornwall’s archaeology together.

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