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.
This Thursday, weather permitting, the Cornwall Archaeological Unit will be running scrub clearance session at King Arthurs Hall on Bodmin Moor. Volunteers wanted! Full details here … Continue reading →
Decembers Monument of the Month is a The Hurlers Stone Circle Read the post here For more information on the Area Representatives, and the full archive of reports and Monument of the Month posts, visit the Area Reps Page … Continue reading →
The CAU are currently advertising for two new posts: Assistant Archaeologist (Digital & Admin) https://cornwall.taleo.net/careersection/cornwall_portal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en_GB&job=000006FS&fbclid=IwAR0iOB5EXOI3oBVr-U2dAA9QXQIf8NH65RkGuc71fecLTCiluJU24lQ8SXE & Assistant Archaeologist https://cornwall.taleo.net/careersection/cornwall_portal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en_GB&job=000006FR&fbclid=IwAR3bGt-bbCOOqKNemX5hQWtTnrdt3jOifaDHuSTOC5e8TrPCc8N6H5OTAh4 Closing date for applications is 16th December 2018, interviews on 7th January 2019. … 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.