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Active Archaeology Group
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Why we have
an Active
Archaeology Group

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our recent activities

The aim of the Society's Active Archaeology Group is to enable interested but archaeologically unqualified members to undertake archaeological activities. Its members work together to understand and record the archaeology of Buckinghamshire. This may be by fieldwork, the study of known monuments, or through documentary sources.

The group's first project was at Stoke Mandeville's old church, now a ruin threatened by the plans for the HS2 high-speed rail line, and surrounding land believed to be the site of the original medieval village. Here a dozen members of the group conducted a geophysical survey guided by National Trust archaeologist (and BAS member) Gary Marshall.

Later projects include hillforts, the deserted village of Hogshaw, fieldwalking and visits to excavation sites. During the winter months the group also runs a series of evening meetings.


Anyone with a passion for archaeology is welcome to join the group; prior knowledge and experience are by no means essential. The group offers the chance to take part in a range of projects, involving both fieldwork and documentary research. The results of the group's surveys are posted on this website: click the links at the top of the page.

If you are interested in joining the group, please eMail click to send an email the group convener at bucksasaag@gmail.com.

•  PLEASE NOTE that all group members must join the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society in order to ensure that everyone taking part in field activities is insured against accident.