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
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In addition to membership subscriptions the Society relies on donations to support its activities.
These network and training sessions take place on weekday lunchtimes
Members attention is drawn to the event of Monday 30 November “A beginners Guide to Zoom”
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Dr Giles’ lecture for the Society, delayed this year due to COVID restrictions will be delivered as a ‘virtual’ event on 6th January 2021
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Guildhall Library is inviting CAS Members to a scheduled Zoom talk on November 12 by Dr Simon Elliott.
Topic: Pertinax: The Son of a Slave Who Became Rome Emperor
To access the invitation go to the Chester Archaeological Society Lecture and Event Information in the Members’ Area
Click here to download information about the University of Chester History and Archaeology Seminars 2020-2021
Click here to download the recent CBA Newsletter
The lives recalled on 200 CAS oral history cassettes form an intimate picture of Chester over the last century. They will form part of the British Library project “Unlocking our sound heritage”. Click here to find out more about this project
This article, concerning an Iron Age settlement at Poulton, has been published in the September 2020 edition of Current Archaeology and can be download by CAS members in the Members’ Area of this web site
Dr Kevin Cootes, CAS Fieldwork Co-ordinator, and team for the Poulton Research Trust, outline progress on the later prehistory and early Roman period on the site at Poulton in the latest Current Archaeology issue 366, out now!
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Members will recall the Poulton archaeology 2017 Summer Exhibition in the Grosvenor Museum, complimented by a report on the significance of the pre-history finds to-date published in JCAS, vol 86, later that same year. This eight page article in Current Archaeology available now, is also complimented by a more detailed technical report being edited and in the pipeline for JCAS vol 91.
The Summer edition of the Chester History and Heritage Newsletter has been published.
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