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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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After-School YAC

We now offer primary and secondary schools the chance to set up their own After-School Young Archaeologists' Club!

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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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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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Archaeological Achievement Awards

Find out more about the Archaeological Achievement Awards, due to be held in December 2021. Nominations are open from 1 August until 31 October 2021.

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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.

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Upcoming events

2 November – 7 December 2021

Food and Feasting

5 week online course, Tuesdays 7-9pm. This course will look at food and feasting from the days of Homo Neanderthalensis to the Late Medieval / …
Short Courses
3 November – 8 December 2021

The Victorian World: Life, death, work and leisure in nineteenth century England

5 week online course, Wednesdays 7-9pm. We study the worlds of the wealthy, middle, and working classes - from large country estates and …
Online Short Courses
8 November – 13 December 2021

Archaeology Study Sessions: The Pyramids of Ancient Eygpt

These six weeks we will explore the pyramids of ancient Egypt – perhaps the most famous and iconic monuments to survive from the ancient world.
Zoom Short Courses
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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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