90th Anniversary Event: DAS Photographic Competition

To celebrate the 90th birthday of the Devon Archaeological Society the Executive Committee invites you to partake in a photographic competition. Entries must be received by the end of June 2019.

All photographs should be related to Devon. Any archaeological subject can be considered: from field monuments to architectural structures; from excavations to artefacts ― and not forgetting the people involved!  Trustees cannot enter.

Photographs can be submitted either digitally, or as prints. They can be colour or monochrome. Prints should be 10”x8” (or near equivalent). Multiple entries are allowed.

If sending digital images via email, these should be c. 4-5Mb. Larger files should be submitted on disk or memory stick to the RAMM via the post, or hand delivered to Berkeley House if attending a lecture/seminar or coffee morning. The Society cannot guarantee to return prints, disks or memory sticks.

Please send digital attachments to the Newsletter Editor

The best pictures will be chosen by a panel of Committee members, who will be judging composition, content and quality. Their decision will be final.

There will be three prizes of John Lewis vouchers to the value of: £50, £30 and £10.

These, and other worthy entries will, be uploaded onto the Society’s website and, by taking part, entrants agree to allow the Society to use the images (with due attribution) on the web site and in its publicity.

Please provide a caption, date and – of course – your name and contact details.

Happy snapping!

Provisional Programme released for Archaeology in Devon 2019

The provisional programme for Archaeology in Devon 2019 has been released.

This event will take place at  the Council Chamber, County Hall, Exeter on 13 April 2019

The day will provide an overview of recent work across the county, with topics ranging from prehistoric to medieval and post-medieval. The cost is £12 per person which includes coffee and tea, and soft drinks at lunchtime: packed lunches may be brought to be eaten at County Hall. There will be bookstalls and poster exhibitions. Note that the programme incorporates the Society’s AGM.
There is free parking at County Hall and public transport is available.
Places are limited, so bookings should be made  as soon as possible and no later than April 8th.

A booking form can be downloaded here


Provisional Programme
10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Welcome from the President of the Devon Archaeological Society
10.35 Artefacts and pits: the Early Neolithic site at Ottery St MaryHenrietta Quinnell (University of Exeter)
11.05 A prehistoric miscellany: excavation on the high moors 2016-2018 by Dartmoor National Park Lee Bray (Dartmoor National Park)
11.35 Okehampton: a Vicus on the verge of the Roman EmpireChris Caine (AC Archaeology)
12.05 A Roman centotaph enclosure east of Tiverton Jerry Austin (Cotswold Archaeology)
12.30 Devon Archaeological Society AGM
13.00-13.50 Lunch
13.50 An early medieval ironworking site at Hemyock Jonathan Orellana (Cotswold Archaeology)
14.10 Moor to Shore National Mapping ProgrammeCain Hegarty (AC Archaeology)
14.35 Devonshire linhays revisited Martin Watts (Historic building specialiast)
15.00 A year at the Cathedral: the ongoing study of its glass and metalwork John Allan (Exeter Cathedral Archaeologist)
15.30 Tea
15.50 The medieval Exe Bridge, Exeter Stewart Brown (freelance archaeologist)
16.20 The Exeter 2016 Fire: An update on archaeological workAndrew Pye (Exeter City Council Heritage Officer) with supporting panel
17.00 Questions, discussion and concluding remarks
17.15 Close