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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 over 400 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 Cornwall Archaeological Unit. The
Society and the CAU 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.
Royal Cornwall Museum
Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone
Sculpture, XI, Early Cornish
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Tony Blackman Memorial Talks at the Avalon Marshes Centre
On Saturday 24th January we shall be holding our third annual Tony
Blackman Memorial talks at the Avalon Marshes Centre, Glastonbury.
The day will kick off at 10:30am with talks from; Marc Cox, former CBA
Community Archaeology Training placement holder now based at the
Avalon Marshes; Tanya Camberwell, Avalon Marshes Landscape
Partnership Community Heritage Officer and David Dawson of the
Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society.
Following the mornings talk we will break for lunch and then continue
the day with a tour of the sites recent reconstruction work which will be
hosted by Richard Brunning, South West Heritage Trust, with the
opportunity for involvement in part of the on-going experimental
archaeology projects on site.
The cost for the day will be £10, £6 for students, with a buffet lunch
provided. If you are interested in attending then please download the
registration form, and send it along with payment to Katie Collins, our
treasurer, details for whom can be found at the bottom of the form.
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Sea Salt Differently - A
History of Salt in
27th February 12pm