RAMM’s collection of Devon archaeology includes over 30,000 objects, which were discovered from the 19th century until the present day. It includes important collections of Prehistoric material from Dartmoor and East Devon, Roman military and civilian sites, and finds from medieval towns and rural settlements.
Highlights of the collection
- The earliest stone tools made by humans – a remarkable collection of 350,000-year-old flint handaxes from the gravel pits at Broom near Axminster
- Huge collections of stone tools found by field-walking
- The mysterious wooden human figure from Kingsteignton
- Important collections from barrow burials at Farway Down and Upton Pyne
- Bronze tools and weapons buried in hoards by prehistoric people
Explore Devon’s archaeology
Researching the collection
Are you interested in using our collections for research? We welcome research into the archaeology collection (including objects, paper and photographic records) by students, local history or community groups, and interested individuals. Please contact us if you have an enquiry about this collection, or to make an appointment to visit objects and archives in store.