Dr Tom Greeves

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Understanding the human presence stretching over some 8,000 years on the granite upland of Dartmoor in south-west England has been a lifetime's passion for Tom Greeves. Dartmoor is one of the finest archaeological landscapes in the world. It is specially noted for the good survival of prehistoric remains, but also contains remarkable tinworking, stonecutting, warrening and even military landscapes. Tom Greeves has an exceptionally deep knowledge of the archaeology, history and culture of Dartmoor, and believes this awareness of ‘memory' is vitally important for modern decision-making.

He has written about Dartmoor extensively in books and articles since 1969. His
Called Home - The Dartmoor Tin Mines 1860 - 1940: Photographs & Memory is a classic study and was Devon Book of the Year 2016.

From 1998 - 2019 he was Chairman of The Dartmoor Society (www.dartmoorsociety.com), a dynamic action group working as ‘an independent voice for those who find Dartmoor a source of livelihood or inspiration'.

For guided walks, talks, consultancy work or projects contact Tom Greeves at
email: tomgreeves@btconnect.com; telephone: 01736 447097;
or write to Jesmond Dene, 15 Mennaye Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4NG.

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