Welcome

We exist to promote understanding and appreciation of archaeology, history and architecture in the historic county of Cheshire plus neighbouring areas and of these subjects generally. Our activities include monthly lectures from the Autumn to the Spring, Summer excursions on demand, undertaking or encouraging relevant research, campaigning on local heritage issues, publication of an annual journal and a twice-yearly newsletter, and maintenance of our own specialist library.

For more information about the Chester Archaeological Society please read our History and Activities page.

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News

URGENT! Nick Card’s lecture tonight has been cancelled

We need to cancel the lecture this evening Wednesday 19th.  Nick Card sends his regrets and apologies again, having been travelling since 5am this morning!!  The gales this time conspired to clog-up the line at Lockerbie so that he only reached Carlisle at 5pm! I hope our attempt to reach everyone who had hoped to be in the audience works – and thanks for your patience. Cllr Janet Axworthy, CAS Chairman

Networking in the Ancient World II

Call for Papers: Networking in the Ancient World II: Tracing, Understanding and Interpreting Trade and Social Connections in the Ancient World.
This conference will be held on 6th December 2018 at the University of Liverpool.
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The Norton Priory 2018 bi-annual Conference

Norton Priory’s third bi-annual conference will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018. It will cover the latest exciting research into the site and environment, and the extensive archaeological collection. Speakers will explore a diverse range of topics from the eighteenth century landscape to evidence for medieval inter personal violence!
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Forthcoming CPAT opportunities

CHF & CAS Conference – feedback & further information:- At the Archaeological Conference in June, held in the Grosvenor Museum, we said that dates and opportunities highlighted by contributors would be added to our CAS website as the information came through. Herewith the following for your interest:
The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust’s forthcoming opportunities include Offa’s Dyke Conference, Chirk Excavations, and much more!
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The 40th Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference

This conference will be held on 17th to 19th December 2018 at the University of Chester.
Chester Archaeological Society are sponsoring two of the lectures
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Conference: Exploring Textiles and Textile Working from Prehistory to AD 500

This one day conference will be held on 29th October 2018 at the University of Liverpool.
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Conference: The Archaeology of Peterloo

This year’s North West Industrial Archaeology Conference is about “The Archaeology of Peterloo”. It will be held on Saturday 29th September at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester.
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Finds Washing Session

Cheshire West and Chester Council are running a volunteer finds washing session in the Grosvenor Park Activity Zone pavilion on Saturday 4th August 2018 12-4pm.
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Chester Castle will be open this summer!

Chester Castle will be open this summer from 20th July to 16th September. The Castle will open Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s from 10.30am to 4pm with free entry to the grounds.
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Moel Arthur excavation opportunity

The Clwydian Range Archaeology Group are seeking volunteers to join this year’s dig between 30th July to 10th August
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