Covid 19 Update

Sadly, since our last update, the situation with Covid 19 has scarcely improved, but at least now we know what we are facing and I am pleased to say that we have managed to put in place some initiatives to make up for the loss of our summer walks programme and our live winter lecture series.

Unfortunately we will not be able to hold our usual biennial Archaeology in Cornwall conference in November this year either, but the Trustees and myself have been working very hard to see what offering we can make to our members during this time. This includes following the example of other organisations in using digital technology to reach audiences, and we are delighted to announce that our lecturers have agreed to deliver their talks using Zoom. You will be able to hear and see the lectures live and to ask questions afterwards. The full lecture programme and instructions as to how to join the meeting can found in the members’ section of this website and in the October issue of our members’ Newsletter.

Walks are more difficult to conduct on line, although our Newsletter Editor Steve Fletcher has experimented with streaming some on line on YouTube! However, he and our Walks Coordinator have put together details of three superb self-guided walks with illustrations which can be found in the October issue of the Newsletter.

We will continue to keep the situation under review, and meanwhile do keep in touch with what is happening through the website and Facebook, where there will be regular posts about what we are hoping to do and about what is happening in archaeology here and worldwide.

In the meantime, stay safe and stay well.

Caroline Dudley


Cornwall Archaeological Society

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.

Our Area Representatives are stationed across the county, keeping track of sites and monuments, and offering a local point of contact.

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

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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


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?


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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