Tuesday, February 14, 2017

EMAS Whitsun Study Tour: Lyon
10 – 17 June 2017

The full itinerary of the EMAS Whitsun Study Tour to Lyon is now on the web.

Click here to view the itinerary...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

EMAS Easter Study Tour to Argyll, Mull and Iona

Full details of the EMAS Easter Study Tour to Argyll, Mull and Iona are now available on the EMAS Website.

You can find the details here...

Monday, December 12, 2016

EMAS Easter Study Tour: Argyll, Mull and Iona - Itinerary

EMAS Easter Study Tour: Argyll, Mull and Iona

13 – 20 April 2017

The detailed itinerary for this study tour is now on the web and full details, including costs, will be available very shortly.

Click here for the itinerary

Friday, December 9, 2016

An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry by Trevor Rowley

An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry is the latest book by Trevor Rowley.

“An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry provides a unique re-examination
of this famous piece of work through the historical geography and archaeology of
the tapestry. Trevor Rowley is the first author to have analysed the tapestry through
the landscapes, buildings and structures shown, such as towns and castles, while
comparing them to the landscapes, buildings, ruins and earthworks which can be
seen today. By comparing illustrated extracts from the tapestry to historical and
contemporary illustrations, maps and reconstructions Rowley is able to provide the
reader with a unique visual setting against which they are able to place the events
on the tapestry.”

Friday, November 11, 2016

Photos from the EMAS Study Tour to Anglesey

Photos from the EMAS study tout "The Archaeology of Anglesey" are now on the Web.

You can find them here...

If you click on the triangular arrow top right, you can view them as a slide show.

Monday, June 27, 2016


We are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” in July 2016. The resulting Day of Archaeology website will demonstrate the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world. We want anyone with a personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology to get involved, and help show the world why archaeology is vital to protect the past and inform our futures.

Explore posts from previous years here...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

EMAS Field Trip to Wells Cathedral and Bishop's Palace

EMAS Field Trip to Wells Cathedral and Bishop's Palace

Saturday, 9th July 2016

The summer field trip will be to the Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral in the beautiful medieval city of Wells.  David Beard will be our guide for Wells on 9th July.

Though the Cathedral was begun by 1186 at the latest, tradition dictates that the first foundation was by King Ina of Wessex in the 8th century.  Wells is unusual in that a wide range of the subordinate buildings that were connected with a medieval cathedral have survived.  They include fortified gateways; the Bishops’ Palace; houses of the dean, archdeacon and chancellor; the exceptional 14th century houses of the Vicar’s Close as well as the cloisters and chapter house.  While in Wells, David Beard will show us some of these buildings, but our main visits will be to the Bishop’s Palace in the morning and the Cathedral in the afternoon.

The Bishop’s Palace dates from the early 13th century, while the chapel and now ruined Great Hall were built in the Decorated Gothic style, later in the 13th century.  Local unrest led, in the 14th century, to the Palace being surrounded by crenellated walls, a moat and drawbridge with a massive three-storey gatehouse, to emphasize the defensive aspect.