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The Society was formed in 1961 - it grew out of the West Cornwall Field Club, itself
founded in 1935 by a group of enthusiasts who were studying the archaeology of West
Cornwall. Currently the society has nearly 500 members and organises activities
covering all aspects of the discipline.
Every month there is an archaeological walk somewhere in Cornwall led by one of our
members or an invited expert.
During winter months talks are given at centres in Truro and Liskeard by speakers,
national and local (and including members) who are specialists in their field of interest.
The Society gives opportunities for those interested in practical archaeology to
participate in fieldwork and learn archaeological techniques. Members often take part
in excavations run by the Cornwall County Council's Historic Environment Service
(HES). The Society and the HES work in partnership and members' contribution to the
work of the HES is greatly appreciated.
The Society produces three Newsletters a year, which report on recent activities in
Cornwall and give a diary of events. They are also a platform for member's comments,
requests and discussion points.
The Society's annual journal is considered one of the best archaeological publications
by a local society in the country. This reports on many of the archaeological
happenings in Cornwall by members and others.
ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
Annual General Meeting
The Society holds its Annual General Meeting in March/April when members of the
General Committee are elected. The Committee meets four times a year to enact the
regular business of the Society. From time to time a Projects Committee is established
to oversee significant activities. The Publications Committee meets as required to
oversee all publications.
For closer contact each historical hundred in Cornwall has an Area Representative
who reports at twice-yearly meetings on endangered sites and local finds.
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ACE Archaeology Club -
Festival of Archaeology
18th July 1-2 pm
Recent Archaeological Finds in
Cornwall lunchtime talk by Anna
Tyacke. Free. Places limited.
Booking essential. Usual
Museum admission applies.
25th July 6.30 pm
The St Just Bull: The
significance of an ancient
discovery in Cornwall for a
contemporary artist. Talk by Kurt
Jackson. Tickets: £7 / RIC
members £5. Booking essential.
Festival of British Archaeology
Training Opportunity All Saints Community Centre
(Tuckingmill) June 2013
In summer 2013 probably June, Andrew Richards senior
conservation officer for Kerrier is organising a ‘hands on’ training
opportunity which involves :
Hacking out, re-pointing (in appropriate lime based mortar) and a bit
of flat stone capping, there might also be looking at edging
Previous work with Cornwall College has involved funding the
reforring and boundary wall repairs on the main building.
Any one interested in being involved or for more information please
contact Emma Trevarthan at email@example.com.
Giant’s Quoit (Carwynnen)
A short film by Anwen
production’s has been released
on the experiences of
with the excavation
of the Quoit in 2012.