Chichester & District Archaeology Society (CDAS)

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.


NEXT TALK: 28th September: Mike Allen: The Cerne Abbas Giant (as recently featured on Digging For Britain)

Regrettably there will be no live stream of this month’s talk. We will however try an alternative option of recording the talk and making that available via our YouTube channel (though note; this will be a recording of the digital presentation only, it will not feature a camera view of the guest speaker, and will be available to members only).

PLACE: New Park Centre, New Park Rd, Chichester PO19 7XY TIME: 7:30pm

CDAS is making making certain videos available to everyone via our new public YouTube channel here. In addition, members have the opportunity to see presentations on our members-only channel designed to supplement our monthly talks. Details of the latter channel have been circulated and are available on request.

Our latest public presentation can be viewed below.

You can also follow our exploits via our Twitter updates:

In Context : CDAS news snippets

Discover Chichester on Foot
Our new, revamped, glossy walking guide to Chichester is now in stock. They will be sold at the Novium and by members direct at events. The books are priced at £3.00 (£2.50 to members).

East Head
A full report by Peter Murphy on intertidal fish traps at East Head has now been completed and is available for download.

Priory Park, Chichester
In February 2022 CDAS carried out a geophysical survey of Chichester's Priory Park, this time to the north of the Guildhall. Excavations comprising two trenches followed in May/June, preliminary results and 3D interactive models are now available on the Priory Park 2022 page.

Warblington 2014
During the 2014 CDAS excavation at the Warblington villa site a rare and fascinating stone cist containing two lead packages was found. You can read a full report about it here. The cist is now on display in Emsworth museum, see Links page for more details and opening times.

President: Trevor Davies        Chairman: Dickie Spurgin