Welcome to the website of the West Midlands Regional Group of the Council for British Archaeology.
Dates for your diary:
- The CBA West Midlands 2016 AGM and
Summer Field Day will be held in conjunction with
the Atherstone Civic Society on Saturday 16 July 2016
at the Scout Hall, Mill Lane Mill Lane, Mancetter, near Atherstone,
Warwickshire CV9 1NP.
More details can be found on the Meetings page.
- The Festival of
Archaeology 2016 will take place from 16 to 31 July. Over 1000 events
are planned across the UK to give everyone the chance to experience
our unique archaeological heritage for themselves.
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Back issues of our West Midlands Archaeology journal are now on-line. Visit the West Midlands Archaeology page for more information.
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.
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.