archaeology

Neolithic axe unearthed during archaeological excavation

A number of important prehistoric artefacts have been found during an archaeological excavation close to the A382 widening near Newton Abbot. As part of the road improvement scheme, archaeological mitigation works are being undertaken between the A382 and Howton Road by professional archaeologists from SLR Consulting and Devon-based AC archaeology, on behalf of Devon County Council. The far...

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The archaeological complex at Calstock With Dr Chris Smart, University of Exeter

Venue: 
The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
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A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

In this talk Dr Chris Smart, University of Exeter, will uncover the findings of The Bere Ferrers archaeological project, which investigates the development of the royal silver mines on the Devon bank of the Tamar between 1292 and the mid 16th Century.

This illustrated talk will introduce the audience to the rather chance discovery of a Roman auxiliary fort on the hill above Calstock, where it held a dominant position over the lower Tamar Valley. It will outline the key structural features of the...

Museum on Tour celebrates Dartmoor Archaeology

Get a real ‘hands on’ experience with Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s Museum on Tour this July. Dartmoor National Park is hosting this exciting heritage event at its award winning Visitor Centre in Princetown on Saturday 15 July 2017.

In celebration of the Festival of Archaeology there’ll be lots of hands on activities - have a go at making Bronze Age inspired beads, pinch pots...

Dartmoor archaeologists need you!

Help Dartmoor National Park Archaeologists and Rangers look after prehistoric stone rows on a two day conservation work project on 19 and 20 August 2015.

Dartmoor’s landscape is among the richest in western Europe in terms of its prehistoric archaeological remains. Dartmoor contains the longest stone row in the world and has the greatest number of archaeological sites out of all the UK...

Archaeologists return to lost Dartmoor Manor

From Monday 13 July until Saturday 18 July 2015 archaeologists and volunteers will be returning to the site of North Hall Manor in Widecombe-in-the-Moor to continue investigations into this intriguing location.

This will be the second season of excavation. The first phase in 2012 targeted the medieval manor site and revealed wall footings, boundary works and pottery that strongly...