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.


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NEXT TALK: 27th September - Simon Stevens: 'Working with Children and Animals: The Stiances Archaeological Project'.

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

In theory you can follow our exploits via our Twitter posts below, unfortunately due to actions taken by Twitter in July 2023 this is no longer working. We are assured that this functionality will be reinstated, in the meantime users who have their own Twitter accounts can view the CDAS timeline by clicking on the 'View on Twitter' button below:

In Context : CDAS news snippets

Priory Park, Chichester
The full results for 2023 are pending, in the meantime the 3D trench model is available to explore, now with feature annotations, on the Priory Park 2023 page.

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.

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.

CDAS plans to make 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.

President: Trevor Davies        Chairman: Dickie Spurgin