Welcome

Since its foundation in 1849 the Society has promoted the preservation, study and enjoyment of archaeology, history and architecture in the historic county of Cheshire and neighbouring areas, and the understanding of these subjects generally. Membership is open to everybody who shares our interests and we welcome enquiries from individual and other societies.

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

We are sorry to announce the death on 18 July of our Vice-President Dr Rosemary Martin.
An obituary will appear in CAS Journal volume 91.

News

Britain’s Earliest Mining Boom Revealed!

This month’s edition of Antiquity Journal publishes a paper on the Great Orme Bronze Age copper mine by Dr Alan Williams, a CAS member.
Click here to read the University of Liverpool summary of this paper
Click here to read the full paper on line

Chester History and Heritage Newsletter

The Summer edition of the Chester History and Heritage Newsletter has been published.
Click here to download this publication