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 look forward to the 2016 Europa Conference and AGM to be hosted this year by University of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland. The theme of the conference will be 'Dynamics of Art, Design and Vision in Iron Age Europe'. The Recipient of the Europa Prize will be Prof Peter Wells.

We have recently been championing free access for museum collections for Bona fide research students. This has been received favourably by the Museums Association and other bodies and has received national press coverage. See our Advocacy pages for the full statement.

CUP have now completed their scans of back issues of PPS and PPSEA and these are all now available on-line, free to Members, on the Cambridge Journals Online website: The PPSEA volumes can be found on their own page:

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 CAS/Prehistoric Society event: How to become a farmer: new and old data on neolithisation in the Western Balkans
Cambridge, 7 December 2015 - 7 December 2015

Must Farm Visit: Thurs 17th December 2015 & Thurs 11th February 2016
Peterborough, 17 December 2015 - 11 February 2016

Joint SAS/ Prehistoric Society biannual lecture: The Bronze Age Neolithic: The reinvention of tradition?
Edinburgh, 11 January 2016 - 11 January 2016

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Holding a conference? Organising a lecture?

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Latest Gallery Photos

Visits to Stonehenge and Avebury 2015