From Prehistoric, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Mediaeval
periods through to the 21st Century, Chichester city and its
countryside provide a rich variety of archaeology for the members of
the Chichester and District Archaeology Society.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, for the forseeable future there will be no talks held at the New Park Centre. Members please check the monthly newsletter for details of any alternative arrangements.
While the Covid restrictions remain in force we will be making certain videos available to everyone via our new public YouTube channel here. In addition, members will have the opportunity to see presentations on our members-only channel designed to replace our monthly talks. Details of the latter channel will be circulated via email.
Our latest public presentation can be viewed below.
You can also follow our exploits via our Twitter updates:Tweets by ChichArch
During the 2014 CDAS excavation at the Warblington villa site a rare and fascinating stone cist containing lead packages was found. You can read the full report about it here. The cist is now on display in the Emsworth museum, see below.
The Warblington 2019 page is now up and features an interactive 3D trench model.
Priory Park, Chichester
A full report on the most recent Priory Park dig has been added to the Priory Park 2018 page and a 3D model showing the 2019 trench at the end of that year's dig is available on the Priory Park 2019 page.
Following a successful temporary exhibition on the Warblington Roman Estate, Emsworth Museum now provides a permanent home for the unique Warblington stone cist and other finds from the excavations. The new CDAS display cabinet was formally unveiled by David Hopkins, the Hampshire County Archaeologist on March 31st 2018.
Emsworth Museum is located in North St, details of other events and opening times can be found on their website.
President: Trevor Davies Chairman: Malcolm Pheasey