Saturday, October 24, 2020

CBA Festival of Archaeology

 The Council of British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology runs from 24 October to 1 November.  The situation with the Corona Virus means that many of the events will be digital, although there will be a number of live events. Please use the search facility on their webpage to see the various events that are offered.


You can find their website here…

Please note that EMAS archaeological Society has offered a quiz on little known archaeological sites in South East England.

You can find a link to the quiz on the EMAS home page here…

Test your knowledge and see how much you know about the archaeology of the area!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sunday, December 8, 2019

EMAS Mailings will be replaced by the EMAS News Blog


Please note that EMAS Mailings will no longer be updated.

Its function will be taken over by the EMAS News Blog





Monday, June 3, 2019

Byzantine Constantinople, the navel of the (medieval) world


Byzantine Constantinople, the navel of the (medieval) world
A Lecture by Dr Aphrodite Papayianni

7.00pm Friday, 7 June 2019

at the Museum of London

Further details...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

EMAS Study Tour to East Anglia

Priory of our Lady of Thetford
EMAS Study Tour to East Anglia
28 October to 1 November 2019
Guide: David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot
The EMAS Autumn Study Tour will be to East Anglia, an area rich in archaeological sites of all periods. We will be based in Kings Lynn, which had developed into one of the country's foremost ports by the 12th century.
Sites that we will visit include the Grimes Graves Neolithic Flint Mines; The late 3rd century 'Saxon Shore' fort at Burgh Castle and Branodunum Fort; The Anglo-Saxon church of St Benet in Cambridge; The Priory of our Lady of Thetford; The Blackfriars Church in Norwich, and the spectacular angel roof in the Church of St Wendreda in March and the Cow Tower - an early artillery tower by the River Wensum in Norwich.

The cost of this study tour is £491 per person in a twin/double room, £633 per person in a single room.

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.