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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Bristol: A city of Monks and Bones

Jinx Newley
Lecture
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Wednesday December 13, 2017

Christmas Party

The Committee
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Wednesday January 10, 2018

The Cat and the Coffins: excavations at St. George’s Graveyard, Brandon Hill

Dr. Nick Corcos, Avon Archaeology
Lecture
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Wednesday February 7, 2018

LESLIE GRINSELL MEMORIAL LECTURE: History, Paganism and Folklore

Professor Ronald Hutton, University of Bristol
Lecture
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Wednesday March 7, 2018

Annual General Meeting

The Committee
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Sunday March 25, 2018

Early Spring Walk: Stoke Park Estate

John Hunt
Walk
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Wednesday April 11, 2018

Slum Clearance in Bedminster

Mike Hooper
Lecture
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Reviews of Previous Events

Wednesday September 13, 2017

The Discovery and Investigation of a Roman Villa Complex at Lockleaze

Mark Brett, Senior Project Officer, Cotswold Archaeology
Lecture
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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
Walk
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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
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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,
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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
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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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