Wednesday, March 13, 2019

EMAS Study Tour to Viking Age Denmark

EMAS Study Tour to Viking Age Denmark
12 to 19 June 2019


Preliminary details of the EMAS Study Tour to Viking Age Denmark are now available.

The main details, together with a full itinerary are now on the EMAS Website.


Please note, hotel rooms are limited, so if you are interested please let us know as soon as 



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

EMAS Study Tour to Kintyre and the Isle of Arran

Tarbert Castle


EMAS Study Tour to Kintyre and the Isle of Arran
24 April to 1 May 2019



The EMAS 2019 spring study tour will be to Kintyre and the Isle of Arran.  We will be based in Ardrishaig, a pleasant small town on the shores of Loch Gilp, which is also the starting point of the Crinan Canal, a fine example of 19th century engineering known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’.

Kintyre has a fine selection of prehistoric and medieval monuments, while the Isle of Arran - often described as ‘Scotland in miniature - has a number of interesting monuments, often in beautiful scenery.

Sites that we will visit include the Machrie Moor Stone Circles; Dunadd Fort; The Giants’ Graves; Saddell Abbey; the Dunfallandy Pictish Cross Slab; Auchindrain Folk Museum and the Scottish Crannog Centre.

Full details, including price, will be available shortly




Cancellation of the 2019 Study Tour to Orkney



Cancellation of the 2019 Study Tour to Orkney

Reluctantly, we have had to cancel the proposed Study Tour to Orkney.  It has proved impossible to provide hotel accommodation for the group, even when using several hotels, or looking at venues other than Kirkwall.
Moreover, the air fares to Kirkwall Airport are exceptionally high this year.
We have therefore decided to offer the study tour next year and will make a provisional booking for a hotel in Kirkwall at the end of this month.
It will actually be cheaper to extend the tour to ten days instead of eight, and travel up by coach from London to the short ferry crossing from Scrabster to Stromness.
The proposed dates for this study tour will be from 21 to 30 April 2020.


Study Tour to Kintyre and the Isle of Arran

As an alternative to the Orkney study tour, we have provided a tour to Kintyre and the Isle of Arran.
This will run from 24 April to 1 May 2019.

We will be based in Ardrishaig, a pleasant small town on the shores of Loch Gilp, which is also the starting point of the Crinan Canal, a fine example of 19th century engineering known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’.

Kintyre has a fine selection of prehistoric and medieval monuments, while the Isle of Arran - often described as ‘Scotland in miniature - has a number of interesting monuments, often in beautiful scenery.
Sites that we will visit include the Machrie Moor Stone Circles; Dunadd Fort; The Giants’ Graves; Saddell Abbey; the Dunfallandy Pictish Cross Slab; Auchindrain Folk Museum and the Scottish Crannog Centre. 

Full details, including price will be available very shortly.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Southwark, Londinium, Britannia and the Roman North West Frontier: Looking for Links

Southwark, Londinium, Britannia and the
Roman North West Frontier: Looking for Links

A Lecture by Harvey Sheldon

Has been moved to Friday, 18 January 2019

Thursday, August 16, 2018

EMAS Study Tour to Devon and Cornwall


Study Tour to Devon and Cornwall
Guide David Beard MA, FSA
29 October 2018 to 3 November 2018
The EMAS Autumn study tour this year will be to Devon and Cornwall – an area full of superb archaeological sites.
We will be based in Exeter, with its wonderful cathedral and interesting castle.
Sites that we will visit include Grimspound Prehistoric settlement, Cleeve Abbey, Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village, The Anglo-Saxon Burh at Lydford, and Chysauster Iron Age Village.
The cost of this study tour is £644 per person in a single room and £544 per person sharing a twin room.
Please note, in order to be sure of booking hotel rooms, we must have confirmation by Monday, 10 September at the very latest.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Photos from the EMAS Field Trip to the White Horse, etc.


You can find a few photos of the recent EMAS Field Trip to Seven Barrows, the White Horse, Uffington Castle and Liddington Castle online at:

archeurope.smugmug.com/EMAS-Field-Trip-8-July-2018/i-dn2XF5k

If you click on the white triangle on the right above the image, it will show the photos as a slideshow.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Future of London's Past

Unfortunately, Martin Biddle's lecture 'Central Considerations: Winchester, the birth of Urban Archaeology, and The Future of London’s Past’ due to be held at the Museum of London on Friday, 2 March has had to be cancelled owing to transport problems due to the severe weather.