Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Welcome to the Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society Website

B.A.A.S. is the lively, friendly society for everyone interested in the archaeology and history of Bristol and its surrounding area.

Members have access to monthly lectures from September to May by expert speakers together with summer walks and field visits. They also receive a twice yearly bulletin and a fully illustrated journal annually, “Bristol and Avon Archaeology”.

We meet at 7.30 p.m. The Apostle Room, Clifton Cathedral, Pembroke Road, Bristol, BS8 3BX.

PLEASE NOTE:  an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 7.30 p.m. (prior to the monthly lecture) to discuss the proposal raised at the AGM to increase the subscription charges.  All members are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday October 10, 2018

The Cat and the Coffins: Excavations at St. George’s Graveyard

Dr. Nick Corcos
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Wednesday November 14, 2018

Highlights from the Archaeological Excavations at Finzel’s Reach, Bristol.

Ben Ford, Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology.
Lecture
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Wednesday December 12, 2018

BAAS Christmas Party

BAAS Committee
Other
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Wednesday January 9, 2019

Recent Treasure Hoards of Gloucestershire and Avon

Kurt Adams, Gloucestershire and Avon Finds Liaison Officer
Lecture
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Wednesday February 13, 2019

LESLIE GRINSELL MEMORIAL LECTURE: History, Paganism and Folklore

Professor Ronald Hutton, University of Bristol
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Wednesday March 13, 2019

BAAS AGM 2018

BAAS Committee
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Wednesday April 10, 2019

Roman Roads (Part Two)

Bev Knott
Lecture
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Reviews of Previous Events

Saturday August 25, 2018

Summer Walk: Central Bristol Churches

Keith Stenner
Walk
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Saturday June 23, 2018

Summer Walk: the ‘Lost City’ of Trellech

Mike Gwyther
Walk
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Saturday July 28, 2018

Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology, Blaise Castle.

BAAS Committee
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Sunday July 15, 2018

Summer Walk to Stanton Drew

John Richards, BAAS Member; BACAS Member.
Walk
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Wednesday May 2, 2018

The 1930s Slum Clearance in Bedminster

Mike Hooper
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Sunday March 25, 2018

Walk around the Stoke Park Estate

John Hunt
Walk
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Wednesday March 7, 2018

Urban Archaeology: an embarrassment of riches

Bob Jones
Lecture
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Wednesday December 13, 2017

BAAS Christmas Party 2017

BAAS Committee
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Wednesday November 8, 2017

Bristol: a City of Monks and Bones

Jinx Newley
Lecture
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Wednesday October 11, 2017

The Knights Templar

James Bond
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Wednesday September 13, 2017

The Discovery and Investigation of a Roman Villa Complex at Lockleaze

Mark Brett, Senior Project Officer, Cotswold Archaeology
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Saturday August 5, 2017

Banwell Bone Caves

Gundula Dorey
Walk
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Wednesday July 19, 2017

Acton Court, South Glos.

Blue Badge Guide
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Saturday June 10, 2017

Urban Walk – Bristol Old City

Bob Jones
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Wednesday April 12, 2017

Exploring Avebury

Steve Marshall
Lecture
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Wednesday March 8, 2017

Roman Roads in Avon

Bev Knott
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Wednesday February 8, 2017

The Stories Behind the New Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Dr. Amanda Chadburn, Senior National Rural & Environmental Adviser, Historic England
Lecture
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Wednesday January 11, 2017

Atlantic Britain in the Early Middle Ages: AD400-1100

David Etheridge
Lecture
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Wednesday December 14, 2016

Christmas Party

BAAS Christmas Party
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Wednesday November 9, 2016

Health Disease and Disability in Medieval Bristol c.1000-1500.

Dr. Irina Metzler, University of Swansea
Lecture
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Wednesday October 12, 2016

An update on excavations in South Gloucestershire

Tony Roberts, Archeoscan
Lecture
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Saturday August 6, 2016

The Glass Roadshow

Kate Churchill
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Saturday July 2, 2016

Wapping Wharf and the New Bristol Gaol

Bob Jones
Walk
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Saturday July 23, 2016

Festival of Archaeology, Blaise Castle, Bristol.

Paula Gardiner
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Wednesday April 13, 2016

Chedworth Roman Villa, Glos.

Dr. Martin Papworth, Chedworth Roman Villa, National Trust
Lecture
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Wednesday June 8, 2016

Nelme’s Paddock excavations, Berkeley Castle, Glos.

Professor Mark Horton
Walk
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Wednesday March 9, 2016

Ritual and Ceremony in the Mendip Caves

Dr. Paula Gardiner
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Wednesday February 17, 2016

Berkeley Castle and the Bristol Connection

Professor Mark Horton
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Wednesday January 13, 2016

The Beau Street Hoard, Bath.

Stephen Clewes, Manager Roman Baths and Pump Room
Lecture
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Wednesday December 9, 2015

BAAS Christmas Party 2015

Paula Gardiner
Other
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Wednesday September 9, 2015

LIFE IN THE BACKYARD: Craft Industry in Medieval Towns

Bob Jones,
Lecture
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Sunday September 6, 2015

URBAN WALK: Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith
Walk
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Sunday August 2, 2015

Fieldtrip to the Mendips

Dr. Paula Gardiner
Walk
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Wednesday April 8, 2015

Archaeological Discoveries in South Gloucestershire 2014

Tony Roberts, Archeoscan
Lecture
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Wednesday February 11, 2015

The Grinsell Lecture 2015: The Box Roman Villa

Mark Corney
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Wednesday November 12, 2014

A Medieval house re-discovered: excavations at Longworth Farm, Wellington, Somerset

Phil Andrews, Project Manager, Wessex Archaeology
Lecture
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Wednesday October 8, 2014

The Roman Legionary Fortress at Caerleon

Dr. Peter Guest
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Wednesday January 14, 2015

The Changing Concepts of the Body in the British Bronze Age

Joanna Bruck, University of Bristol
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Saturday July 25, 2015

Redcliffe Walk

Bob Jones
Walk
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Wednesday June 11, 2014

Summer Walk on Old Clifton

James Russell
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Sunday July 21, 2013

Charterhouse-on-Mendip Summer Walk

Dr. Paula Gardiner
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