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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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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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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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Young Archaeologists' Club

YAC is the only UK-wide club offering young people the opportunity to participate in real archaeology and discover why it matters

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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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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
19 May 2022

This is Archaeology: Journeys - of people, objects, ideas and the dead, in Britain and Ireland, 4300-1500 BC

This lecture looks at what was moving into, out of, and around Britain and Ireland between 4300 BC and 1500 BC, how, and why.
Online Talks & Lectures
21 May 2022

Using the Lloyd's Register Archive and Interpreting Wrecks

This course will teach participants how to navigate through the extensive collections available online through the Lloyd's Register and how they …
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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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