Welcome to the Home Page of the Sherwood Archaeological Society


Formed in the 1960s the Society provides a programme of lectures throughout the year and the opportunity to take part in archaeological excavations and gain an introduction to the techniques involved.

One day visits to places of archaeological interest are also arranged.

The Society is affiliated to the Council of British Archaeology.

To see details of Visits, the Lecture Programme,Excavations or the Committee, click the appropriate Link on the left.

All lectures are held at St. Peter’s Parish Centre, Mansfield, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. A donation of £1 is requested at the door (this includes coffee).

A quarterly Newsletter is produced covering reports on the Society’s visits and items of news on archaeological topics.

Lecture Program

15th October News from the Northern Frontier;
Andrew Birley The Vindolanda Project
19th November More Bones and a Computer Program;
Harriet Jacklin University of Leicester
10th December A.G.M. and Christmas meeting
21st January Derbyshire Archaeology – An overview; Sponsored by Valentine’s gifts for her from
18th February The later Bronze-age and Iron-age landscape of the Trent Valley
Dr David Knight
18th March Lumsdale; 3 Mills and a Waterfall
Mr J Burgess The Arkwright Society
15th April Nottinghamshire Place Names
Dr Paul Cullen University of Nottingham
20th May Recent excavations at West Halton in Lincolnshire;
Dr Dawn Hadley University of Sheffield