The Prehistoric Society

Clive Gamble

Welcome to the website for the Prehistoric Society

For our Prehistoric Society it is the community of prehistorians, national and international, on-line and in-person, that matters most during this dreadful pandemic. 2021 is another uncertain year but one thing is sure, that our commitment to Europe and its prehistorians remains as strong as ever. We are long-term supporters of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and our flagship prize The Europa Lecture will, as always, have Europe at its core. The contributions to PPS and PAST enshrine that commitment as do our Research Papers. Our new Collections series will draw on our 85 year-old back catalogue to show the importance we have always attached to Europe. The very best wishes for the New Year to all our members. I’m looking forward to a year of many reunions with you and with monuments and museums. Until then stay safe



Professor Clive Gamble, 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.

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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

Great Zimbabwe in popular imagination: revelations through the years (PS Global Pasts lecture), 7.30PM
4 October 2021 - 4 October 2021

Genetic change and relatedness in Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain: The 21st Sara Champion Memorial Lecture, 6.30pm
20 October 2021 - 20 October 2021

Rapa Nui (Easter Island): Myths and realities of an iconic past (5th Annual Pitt Rivers Lecture, supported by the Prehistoric Society), 6.30pm
26 October 2021 - 26 October 2021

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Latest Gallery Photos

Visits to Stonehenge and Avebury 2015