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Up and coming events - see also NoticeBoardAugust 17th: Tour of the Roman Caerleon led by Mark Lewis. Meet at the Museum at 2pm. Hosted by Chepstow Archaeological Society.
September 6th: Flint-knapping day school with Karl Lee at Caerwent barns. Hosted by Chepstow Archaeological Society.
The Group has won several awards for their activities in local
archaeology including the Lloyds Bank Award which enabled them to fully equip
theirselves with surveying equipment, and they were joint winners of the
Pitt-Rivers Award (the best work by a voluntary group or individual) in 1990.
Their members too have won a number of awards, some going on to gain B.A's and
Doctorships in Archaeology. Many now working professionally still keep in
contact with the Group and occasionally offer articles for the Dean
The Group has taken a stand on Metal Detecting. Rather than ignoring
them it has welcomed them into membership and taken the opportunity to
teach them about flint and pottery. Now when they go out, it is a full range
of artifacts they bring in - metal, flint and pottery. The older members have
not been forgotten - For years a Coffee-Time club was run, and members carried
out research projects on themed subjects - Field Names, Vernacular
Architecture, Moated sites, Country Houses, Castle sites, and many others.
So a warm welcome to Dean Archaeological Group. If you join us we
can make full use of any qualifications or abilities you have, and you will
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Dean Archaeological Group 1999-2011 Updated
7 June 2012