Devon Archaeological Society
The Devon Archaeological Society, founded in 1928, is an active and friendly organisation with a membership of over 800. The archaeology of Devon is without equal in England: it includes the rich historic landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor and extends in time from the Palaeolithic axes of the East Devon river valleys to industrial remains from the extraction of tin and other minerals.
Activities open to members
Each year we have a varied range of:
The Society publishes its Proceedings, a volume of articles about Devon's archaeology, annually as well as three newsletters each year and occasional papers. These are distributed free to members.
Conservation of Devon's archaeological heritage
The Society is consulted by a wide range of organisations on proposals which may affect this and also initiates debate on relevant topics. Most recently such consultations have involved Princesshay and the historic core of Exeter. It has responded to numerous consultation documents - the Devon Structure Plan, the Devon County Minerals Local Plan and DEFRA's proposals on rights of way.
The Society's Endowment Fund
This provides annual sums for research to which members with suitable projects can apply.
The Society has premises in Berkeley House, Dix's Field, Exeter which provide a friendly venue for seminars and indoor training events. These are available for hire by other organisations.
Annual General Meeting
This is held in March or April each year in Exeter and forms part of a full day of events. The Presidential lecture alternates with a lecture by a distinguished speaker in the afternoon and the day concludes with an informal presentation such as a pictorial review of the Society's year. The Society's publications are on sale, as are second hand books.
The Society's affairs are run by our Trustees meeting as our Executive Committee four times a year. It is supported by a series of sub-committees and working parties to cover our wide range of activities, interests and responsibilities.
To join the Society
Click here for membership form. On joining you will receive a welcome pack which will provide you with details of what is going on, and copies of recent publications. You will have the opportunity to register your interests in particular activities such as field walking or work on finds.
Click here to see our rules.
Devon Archaeological Society, c/o Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX.