Covid 19 Update
With the vaccination roll out going well, we are all hoping that life will revert to near normality soon, but we know that all restrictions will not be lifted until 21st June at the earliest. Consequently our AGM will be held on Zoom on Saturday, 17th April, beginning at 11 am, followed after a lunch break by a series of talks on the work of Roger Mercer, noted in Cornwall for his excavations on Carn Brea. Details are given elsewhere on this website and will be emailed to members with the AGM papers.
As outdoor activities are to be permitted again soon, we are hopeful that we will be able to re-start our summer guided walks in due course. Please watch this website and the CAS Facebook page for details.
In the meantime, stay safe and stay well.
Cornwall Archaeological Society
Supporting, exploring and recording archaeological activity throughout Cornwall. Find out about our events and activities.
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.
The talks that followed our AGM are now available to watch on our website or on YouTube. Follow this link to view. You can catch up on this, or on any of our Winter Lecture series talks via the Recorded … Continue reading →
Join us tomorrow from 11am for our AGM, or join at 1:45 for our talks on Roger Mercer and the Neolithic in Southern Britain. Full programme (revised to include silence for Prince Philip) here We are joined by speakers from … Continue reading →
We were deeply saddened last week to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Funeral has now been scheduled for 3PM on Saturday the 17th of April, beginning with a minutes silence. … Continue reading →
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.
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.
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.