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

HistoryExtra Weekend

The BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine will be holding a History Weekend in Chester on 25th – 27th October 2019
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Historical Association Annual Conference 17-18 May 2019

This year the HA Annual Conference is in one of England’s oldest cities – Chester. With some of the UK’s richest Roman remains, alongside medieval structures, a Norman castle and a Victorian shopping centre, Chester has a lot to offer a historian. History tours of the city will of course be one of the conference options along with a vast array of speakers to suit everyone with a passion for history.
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CAS support for the Grosvenor Museum’s exhibition: “Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire”.

Peter Boughton FSA, Keeper of Art at Cheshire West and Chester Council has written expressing thanks for the support CAS provided for the the Grosvenor Museum’s exhibition: “Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire”
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2019 Festival of Archaeology

The Festival of Archaeology is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and showcases the very best of archaeology for everyone. This year’s Festival will take place from 13-28 July, with 16 days of fun-filled archaeology events.
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Fieldwork opportunity for CAS members

The Poulton Project is offering the opportunity for members of Chester Archaeological Society to excavate on an extensive Iron Age and Romano-British landscape
Visit the Fieldwork Page for further details http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/fieldwork-group/

CRAG programme of activities for 2019

The Clwydian Range Archaeological Group (CRAG) has published the dates for the 2019 Field survey workdays, the Geophysical survey training days, the Excavation days and the Open day.
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The Beaker People and the Genetic Prehistory of Britain

The next Society lecture “The Beaker People and the Genetic Prehistory of Britain” will be presented by Dr Tom Booth of The Natural History Museum on Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 7:30pm in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
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Chester Heritage Festival Launch Event

Chester Heritage Festival will commence at a special launch event at Chester Racecourse on Roman Day, Saturday 25th May
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Gladiator Burials from York’s “Cemetery of Secrets”

A talk on Gladiator Burials from York’s “Cemetery of Secrets” will be given in Holmes Chapel on Saturday 16th March 2019
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Society Spring / Summer excursion programme released

Excursions to Lion Salt Works and Ecton Copper Mine are planned
Visit the Excursions Page for further details http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/excursions/