As well as regular talks and outings, every two years SSARG usually organises an academic symposium, Cadbury Day, which is held in the Autumn. The theme in 2014 was the Late Roman - Early Medieval Transition in the Southwest. Watch out for news of another event next October!
We alternate the academic conference with a community-based event with a local theme. Our 2013 Community Archaeology Day was held at Sutton Montis Village Hall and included talks, artefact and information displays, a guided walk up South Cadbury Castle Hillfort and a geophysics demonstration.
SSARG also take part every year in the Council for British Archaeology's Annual Archaeology Festival. For the past few years we have been at Montacute House, helping the National Trust by carrying out geophysical surveys to try and locate lost buildings. Reports on the two previous surveys are available online via OASIS (see the Reports page).
For more information about the Annual Archaeology Festival there is a link to the Council for British Archaeology on the Contact Us page.
Saturday 29th July, Montacute House. SSARG will be continuing their geophysical surveys assisted by members of the public, looking for evidence of the lost buildings and gardens at the front of Montacute House. This year they will be assisted by members of Mick Aston's Young Archaeologists!
This shows the results of the 2016 resistivity survey on the lawn at the front of Montacute House. Thank you to all the members of the public who helped us with the survey.
The results show a central feature which was the location of a pond. The white areas are consistent with buried stone and could be from former garden features. The darker circular areas could be flower beds.