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 Saxon Wareham, the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, Rockbourne's Roman Villa, Devizes Museum, Martin Green's Down Farm and the water mill at Sturminster Newton.
In the classroom we learnt more about Wareham as well as enjoying an update on the finds at Druce Farm Roman Villa, a whirlwind virtual tour of the Mexican step pyramids, an insight into the career of a professional archaeologist, and finishing up with a demonstration of how bronze age pottery was probably made.
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 2018 explorations - the programme is listed to the right and all are welcome.
Programme for 2018
January 22nd - Lifting the Dewlish Mosaic
February 26th - Dorset Shipwrecks
March 19th - Members' talks
April 23rd - Cornwall's Mining Heritage
May 21st - Visit to Shaftesbury
June 25th - Archaeological Dowsing
July 23rd - Visit to Old Sarum
August 20th - A Day in a Georgian House
September 24th - Visit to Abbotsbury
October 22nd - Dorset Windmills
November 26th - Looted Treasures
December 17th - Christmas Social