National Organisations

National Archaeology Week

The aim of this annual event is for young people and their families to be encouraged to visit sites of archaeological/historical interest or museums/heritage and resource centres, to see archaeology in action and take part in activities on-site. Activities typically include: site tours, excavations, artefact handling, surveying, coin striking, themed food, Roman games, object identification, […]

Early Mines Research Group

Small group of affiliated researchers. Carries out experimental early metallurgy and recording and excavation. With a specialism in the study of prehistoric mines (in particular Bronze Age mines in England and Wales). Occasional grant supported digs. Carries out contract work on historical mine sites. Website: www.earlyminesresearchgroup.co.uk/

British Archaeological Awards

British Archaeological Awards makes awards for archaeologists in various categories. The Awards are made every two years, and the closing date for the next award is 31st May 2006.

Quern Study Group

Studies portable (non lithic) stone artefacts of all periods from many different parts of the world with a particular interest in querns. Meets in September each year and produces a newsletter in April.

Ecclesiological Society

Programme of lectures, conferences, tours and visits to pursue study of church art, architecture and liturgy. Publishes newsletter/journal three times a year and produces other publications.

Pillbox Study Group

International Society engaged in the research and recording of small scale fortifications world wide. Publishes a newsletter. Holds occasional study days. International membership.

Society of Antiquaries of London

Our foremost archaeological society with an excellent library. In its fine premises next door to the Royal Academy, the Society acts as host to many other organisations and conferences, and plays an important role in providing a forum for archaeology and the historic environment.

British Assoc. of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology

This association aims to draw together all areas of analysis of human remains, and the study of human Bioarchaeology The association is aimed at all individuals, at any level. Membership is warmly welcomed from private individuals as well as those in units, universities, museums, and local societies. The association will be holding its sixth annual […]

British Association for Local History

The national charity which promotes local history and serves local historians. Publishes The Local Historian, a quarterly journal and Local History News, a topical magazine.