We meet at the Dorset Youth Association hall on Lubbecke Way in Fordington. Meetings start at 2pm on the 4th Monday of the month. However other venues and times may be arranged to suit (see the programme below).
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Report of Recent Activities
This past year has seen us exploring a wide variety of archaeological timescales with visits to Shaftesbury and Old Sarum as well as a walking tour of Abbotsbury.
In the classroom we learnt how Roman mosaics are lifted, about Cornwall's mining heritage and the numerous windmills in Dorset, discussed the problems of "looted treasures" and were fascinated by the possibilities of archaeological dowsing - among many other topics.
All in all another fascinating year, with plenty to learn and lead us onto further discoveries. If you are interested in where we came from as well as what lies beneath the soil, do come and join us in our 2019 explorations - the programme is listed to the right and all are welcome.
Programme for 2019
January 28th - Mesopotamia
February 25th - Water
March 26th - Visit to Taunton Museum
April 15th - Archaeology and Planning
May 20th - Druce Farm
June 24th - Practical Archaeological Dowsing
July 22nd - Members' talks
August 19th - Visit to Portland Museum
September 23rd - Swash Channel Wreck
October 28th - Visit to Purbeck Mining Museum
November 25th - Romans at Wimborne
December 16th - Christmas Social