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About Us

Find out more about the work we carry out at the CBA, and our history as an organisation

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Festival

Welcome to the CBA Festival of Archaeology, this year our theme is all about Journeys.

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Youth Governance: Have your say!

The CBA are working with youth voice specialists, Sound Connections, to encourage more young people to get involved in our archaeology activities. Keep reading to find out how...

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Become a CBA Member

Take your love of archaeology to the next level and join as a CBA member today!

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Young Archaeologists' Club

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Support Us

Help us create more opportunities for people of all ages to participate in archaeology, and care and campaign for our historic environment

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The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) helps people to experience and take part in archaeology through our network of groups and members. We run the Young Archaeologists’ Clubs for young people aged 8-16 and the annual Festival of Archaeology to encourage everyone to discover the places and spaces around them.

Founded in 1944, we champion and help safeguard archaeology and public participation. As the voice of archaeology in the UK we bring together community groups, commercial units, academics and heritage organisations to create and share opportunities to discover, take part and be inspired by archaeology.

Upcoming events

28 April – 16 June 2022

The Anglo-Saxons in Leicestershire & Rutland

A series of 6 lectures on the archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon period in Leicestershire & Rutland.
Leicester Talks & Lectures
30 May – 8 July 2022

Bridge Farm Excavations & FIeld School

Excavation and finds processing at this regionally important, finds-rich, defended 1st-4th century Romano-British settlement just north of Lewes.
Barcombe, Sussex Fieldwork
1 – 26 June 2022

Harlaxton Field School

Harlaxton College is delighted to host our first archaeological excavation on the grounds of the breath-taking Harlaxton Manor.
Lincolnshire Fieldwork
Help us to safeguard Britain's heritage

Help us to safeguard Britain's heritage

Together we can create more opportunities for people of all ages to participate in archaeology, and care and campaign for our historic environment. But we need your help.

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Dig into the benefits of a CBA membership

Dig into the benefits of a CBA membership

Attend special events featuring world leading archaeologists, receive exclusive access to a treasure trove of member only content, benefit from discounts on high end archaeology clothing and equipment, and much more.

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