Welcome to the website of the West Midlands Regional Group of the Council for British Archaeology.
The following aims are taken from our Constitution.
The Group is established to pursue the following objects in the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands:-
to advance the education of the public in archaeology;
to advance and assist research;
to provide a framework for communication and discussion, and be a vehicle for
representation to the wider community and to the CBA of any consensus which
to provide information;
to encourage widespread participation in archaeology throughout society.
Dates for your diary:
- Saturday 5 March, 2016
"News from the Past 2016" will take place in the Church Room at the Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX.
A provisional programme can be found on the Meetings page together with a downloadable programme and booking form.
- The 2016 CBA West Midlands AGM will be held on Saturday
2 July 2016 at a venue to be confirmed.
- The Local Heritage Network Training day organised by Council for British Archaeology and planned for Saturday 14 November, 2015 has been postponed until 2016
Back issues of our West Midlands Archaeology journal are now on-line. Visit the West Midlands Archaeology page for more information.
The archaeology of this region is as diverse as its landscape, from Palaeolithic flints in Birmingham, through the origins of the Industrial Revolution in the Ironbridge Gorge to World War II air raid shelters in Wolverhampton.
We are an independent charity funded by our supporters' subscriptions. Our committee is elected at the AGM and meets six times a year.
- campaign for your heritage
- bring together those interested in archaeology in the West Midlands
- support local societies
- work with other partners in environmental conservation
- encourage and publicise relevant research
- encourage and advertise the opportunities for education and participation
- help us develop our work in education, conservation and
- raise the profile of archaeology in the minds of decision-makers
If you care for the future of the past, and want to learn more about archaeology outside your own area, the Council for British Archaeology is the organisation for you.