Cornish Archaeology Online – Investigating West Cornwall’s Mining Legacy


October 24, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ben Sumpter, co-owner of Cornwall Underground Adventures, has ventured deep into the archives and underground workings to research Cornwall’s fascinating mining heritage. Using historical and archaeological approaches, he is able to paint a vivid, accurate picture of mining methods and life underground.

Bio: Ben is a researcher, entrepreneur and explorer. Since 2019, he is co-owner of Cornwall Underground Adventures and works as research consultant at Sumpter Mining Services, specialising in historic land interests and mineral rights. Whilst not at work, Ben is a keen caver which has lead to a life-long fascination with exploring what remains of Cornwall’s historic mines underground, and recording finds for future achaeological investigation.

Cornish Archaeology Online is a series of talks that is open to all. Talks will take place over Zoom and will explore Archaeology in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The lecture will begin at 7PM with access from 6:50PM. No registration will be required for this session, though entry is limited to the first 100 attendees. Joining details below:
Topic: Investigating West Cornwall’s Mining Legacy
Time: Oct 24, 2022 19:00 London
Meeting ID: 880 9763 3060