The Prehistoric Society

Alex Gibson

Welcome to the website for the Prehistoric Society

Welcome to the Prehistoric Society, the foremost society for the promotion of study into our prehistoric past.  An exciting series of lectures, visits and conferences  can be found on the events pages of this site all of which are open to members and non-members. These events pages are frequently updated so please keep an eye on them.

We enjoyed a superb Europa Conference weekend in Edinburgh celebrating the Iron Age research of Professor Peter Wells and we are already planning the 2017 event to honour Professor Helle Vandkilde. This will be held in Southampton and details will appear on the website in due course.

We continue to work on the National Curriculum initiatives and welcome our new Vice-president Dr Roy Loveday to take over the helm on this project from retiring V-P Dr Stuart Needham.

Dr Alex Gibson, President

Learn about the Society

Our interests are worldwide and extend from the earliest human origins to the emergence of written records.

Membership is open to all, and includes professional, amateur, student and retired members.

Search our Publications

Browse the following Society publications

Explore Prehistoric Places

Looking for a site to visit? Want to know more about British Prehistoric sites? Interested in visiting museums with prehistoric collections? If yes, then please click here.

Forthcoming Society Events

Joint Devon Archaeological Society/Prehistoric Society lecture: Iron Age Coins and Communities (January 2017, TBC)
1 January 2017 - 1 January 2017

Joint Cambridge Antiquarian Society/Prehistoric Society lecture: Ritual logics: Bodliy violence and burial rites (and 'wrongs') in the Iron Age of the Cambridge Region
6 February 2017 - 6 February 2017

University of Bradford Ages Research Seminars: Weekly lectures on prehistoric topics open to members
Bradford, 7 February 2017 - 31 May 2017

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Holding a conference? Organising a lecture?

Please download our flyer to distribute to your delegates

Latest Gallery Photos

Visits to Stonehenge and Avebury 2015