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The CBA Festival of Archaeology incorporates hundreds of in-person and virtual events delivered by community groups, heritage organisations, universities, commercial units, and more across the UK.  

The 2024 CBA Festival of Archaeology will run from the 13-28 July.

This year our Festival theme is Archaeology and Community

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The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2024 – the perfect opportunity for us all to celebrate the incredible grassroots groups, societies and individuals that share a passion for archaeology across the UK.  

At its heart, archaeology is all about people and how we explore and interpret the past through the lens of the present day. Archaeology has the unique ability to bring people from all walks of life together through our shared sense of community – what it meant in the past, what it means to us now, and how we can shape our future. 

 Throughout the Festival the CBA will be delivering a range of events online and in-person and there will also be an opportunity to get creative with our competition.  

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Visit the Festival area of our website to visit our event listings which will be available from February and find out what is happening in your local area. Or, if you can't wait until July why not visit our resources area where you'll find talks, craft activities, self-guided walks and much more available on-demand.  

Or, if you would like to host your own Festival event visit our event organiser area to find out more. 

You can also follow us on social media at @archaeologyuk on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Use the #FestivalOfArchaeology hashtag to find out the latest news about events and activities and don't forget to tag us so we can see how you get creative with archaeology this summer. 

We look forward to seeing you at an event in July and we are looking forward to seeing what Archaeology and Community means to you.