Here you will find the answers to some of the questions we are often asked, covering who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved.

Is the Council For British Archaeology a charity?  

Yes, the CBA is a charity. As such, we rely on support from our members and funders in order to carry out our work in increasing public understanding and participation in archaeology. We also make applications to a range of grant schemes (such as government and lottery schemes), in order to support our project work. Find out more about how you can support us, and our mission, here

What publications do you sell?  

The CBA has been dedicated to publishing the best in British archaeology for more than 60 years and we continue to make archaeological research widely available.  

Browse our shop to discover our publications that are available for purchase, or discover those that are available to download for free here. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you require more information or assistance. 

How do I receive/buy your magazine? 

British Archaeology Magazine is available from high street newsagents, via a print or digital subscription, and is one of the benefits of CBA membership. You can subscribe and become a member here.

How do I join the CBA?  

Click here to find out more about becoming a member, or head straight to our join online page to purchase a membership for yourself, or someone else.  

I want to find out more about the Festival of Archaeology, put on or attend a Festival Event. 

Find out more about the Festival of Archaeology and how you can get involved here.

How do I volunteer or get archaeology experience?  

There are also a number of ways you can get involved by volunteering with the CBA, from helping protect historic buildings, to supporting your local CBA Group or Young Archaeologists’ Club. Find out more and discover opportunites near you here.

How do I identify a find?

If you would like to identify an archaeological find please go to the Portable Antiquities Scheme website and get in touch with your local finds officer. 

Where can I find information about archaeology sites?

Please see the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) website to find out more about archaeological sites.

Where do I find more information about bones and fossils?

If you are interested in bones and fossils please visit the Natural History Museum website. 

How do I update the address on my CBA membership/subscription?

If you would like to update any of your contact information, please log in to your account here

I would like more information on the Young Archaeologists’ Club, where do I find this?

Please click here to find out more about the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC).  

Can the CBA help me prevent the loss or unsuitable development of built heritage in my area?

The CBA has an important role in the planning process, as a national amenity society. If you are concerned about a planning application or want to protect your local built heritage please contact Casework by email at [email protected]

How do I receive/buy your magazine?

If you have a membership with us, you will get the British Archaeology magazine as part of subscription. If you are not a member you can subscribe here.

I'm a member, how do I login for the first time?

Register you email address and set a password here 

If you have any other questions that have not been listed here, please feel free to get in touch