The Berkshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1871 and exists to explore, care for and promote the Historic Environment of the past and present county of Berkshire.

Activities

Programme of lectures: run every month from September to April

Visits and walks: to sites of interest in and around Berkshire

Annual Day School: held annually in March as an opportunity to review the archaeological work done in and around Berkshire during the previous 12 months

Spring tour: a long weekend trip to visit archaeological sites in other parts of Britain

Research

The society leads research projects which focus on the archaeology and history of Berkshire. These include projects on the Iron Age, the Roman period, and the Post-Roman/Early Saxon period AD400-600.

It supports its research with two libraries:

Berkshire Archaeology Research Library: maintains books and journals relating to the archaeology of Berkshire and the surrounding counties

Berkshire Record Office Library: holds a  collection of antiquarian books and books that support the work of the Berkshire Record Office

Publications

Berkshire Archaeological Journal: a record of the details of archaeological work carried out in Berkshire.  Free to members.

Newsletter: published to members four times a year

Contact Details

Website: www.berksarch.co.uk

E-mail: griffinshiresteps@hotmail.com

Telephone: 01628 825288

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