A voluntary archaeological group for the Horsham District.

All new members welcome with or without archaeological experience.

New projects always considered.

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Event for this weekend

Field walk - Sunday 16 July in Faygate , Horsham

We have are carrying out a systematic field walk of an area of ground that has been set-aside by the farmer opposite the Cherry  Tree Pub on the A264 and which has yielded a great number of worked  flints, including a barbed and tanged arrow, Neolithic laurel leaf arrow and  Mesolithic  points.

We need more volunteers to help us walk 20m grids and collect flint  this Sunday before the weeds take over.

No experience necessary.

The exercise will start at 10.00 and  finish around lunch time.

Please contact Sue Birks on 01403 241550 or email the HDAG office. No equipment needed,  just sturdy footware, sun protection and water to drink.


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How to act on illicit metal detecting

We are all very disturbed to hear the news that protected archaeological sites are still at risk from metal detectorists.

For those that haven't heard, Sussex police are investigating damage to Cissbury Ring, the ancient hill-fort on the South Downs near Worthing.

Disturbance to the ground suggests digging for items following illicit use of metal detectors.

If you suspect that illicit metal detecting is going on in your area or you would simply like to check that the landowner has given permission, contact 101 and say you want to report ‘illicit metal detecting’ and state “for the attention of Daryl Holter, Heritage Crime Officer” (Sussex).

Please see a Special Notice on Heritage Awareness on the Other Links page

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