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

Chester in the Great War

The book with this title by Susan Chambers offers a powerful and engrossing account of life as it was lived by the citizens of Chester through the war years.
Click here to read the summary and review of the book published in volume 85 of our journal.

Chester Armistice Commemoration Weekend Programme of Events

Chester Armistice Commemoration Weekend, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018
Click here to download the detailed programme of events

We Will Remember Them November 9 -11

Chester Castle Roll of Honour
The names of Chester residents and those closely connected to Chester who fell in World War One will be projected on the walls of Chester Castle over the weekend of the November 9-11 to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The list has been compiled from the names on the Chester Town Hall Memorial, the war graves in Overleigh Cemetery, church memorials, and lists received from various local research projects. You are invited to let us know if you have a relative who is not on this list. Please click here to e-mail details before Thursday 26th October

CBA Autumn Newsletter

Click here to download the Council for British Archaeology North-West Regional Group’s Autumn Newsletter

Beneath the Sandstone Ridge: caves and mines workshop November 5th 2018

The Sandstone Ridge Trust are holding a free one-day workshop on the caves and cavities that are the focus of their current fieldwork. Guest speaker is Chris Carlon.
Click here for further details

Bronze Age Roundhouse at Beeston Castle

English Heritage have plans to build a late bronze age Roundhouse on site at Beeston Castle and are looking to recruit a number of volunteers to help build, fit out, interpret and maintain the Round House. Click here to e-mail the Volunteer Supervisor for more information

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.
Click here for further details

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!
Click here for further information

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
Click here for further details