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 Tin Mines & Miners of Dartmoor (Devon Books, 1986) being something of a ‘classic' work, being based on photographs and oral history.
Since 1998 he has been 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: email@example.com; telephone: 01822 617004;
or write to 39 Bannawell Street, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0DN.