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Archaeology Societies – Greater London

The last and smallest of the English regions, Greater London is also the most densely populated region. It spans the City of London and the 32 London Boroughs. This density of population is reflected in the number of archaeological societies available, a selection of which is listed below. Instead of forming a single political unit, […]

Archaeology Societies – East Midlands

The East Midlands region consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. It encompasses the combined area of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and most of Lincolnshire. The Peak District and part of The Fens are included in the area. Historically, the region roughly corresponds to the ‘Five Boroughs‘ […]

Archaeology Societies – East of England

The East of England includes the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The area is one of the flattest in the UK. Cambridgeshire is part of The Fens. The lowest point in the region, and indeed the UK is Holme Fen, which is 3 metres below sea level, whilst Dunstable Downs marks […]

Archaeology Societies – West Midlands

The official West Midlands region contains the large conurbation that includes Birmingham and Wolverhampton, but also covers the predominantly rural shire counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. There is some confusion in the use of the term “West Midlands”, as the name is also used for the much smaller West Midlands county. The region […]

Archaeology Societies – Yorkshire and the Humber

Continuing our journey around Britain’s regions, Yorkshire and the Humber covers most of the historic county of Yorkshire, along with part of northern Lincolnshire which was previously within the former shire county of Humberside. The North York Moors in the north-east of the region are probably the main area of archaeological interest. Northallerton & District […]

Archaeology Societies – SouthWest

South West England is the largest region in England by area, covering some 9,200 square miles and comprises of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Exmoor, Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and Penwith Moors are all included in this region, as is much of Wessex and of course the Somerset levels. […]

Archaeology Societies – North East

For our third foray into the world of Archaeology Societies, we head north once again, this time to cover the NorthEast region. This covers Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Teesside (including parts of North Yorkshire). The Northumberland National Park and part of Hadrian’s Wall both lie within this region. Despite the apparent archaeological riches with in […]

Archaeology Societies – South East

The second region in our brief roundup of Archaeological Societies is the SouthEast. For the purposes of our summary, this includes the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Containing some of the most densely populated areas of the country, the SouthEast has a plethora of […]

Archaeology Societies – North West

As promised, we begin a short series looking at Archaeology Societies around Britain. Our hope is to inspire people to become more involved with their local archaeology in an organised hands-on way. We begin our journey in the NorthWest. The NorthWest region is bounded on the west by the Irish Sea, and North Wales on […]

The Festival of Archaeology 2016

The 26th Festival of Archaeology, which runs between the 16 – 31 July 2016, is rapidly approaching, so it’s time to make plans, take a look and see what’s on  in your area! Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival offers hundreds of events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country […]