Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group (HAARG) was founded in 1972 to enable those with an interest in local archaeology and history to take an active part in discovering and recording the district’s past.
Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group conduct work within the Hastings and surrounding area and would welcome new members
Their interests extend from Pevensey in the west, to Bodiam and the River Rother in the north and the Kent border to the east of Rye. They have been known to cross the border into Kent when their research directs them in that direction.
As an educational charity they encourage members to take part in activities according to their ability, including training excavations, surveying and recording, historical research and helping with “rescue” digs when a site is threatened. They keep a close watch on planning applications and development areas, making representations when appropriate to the County Archaeologist and offer our local knowledge to professionals when required.