About our Society

Find out more about the Prehistoric Society - an international community that promotes research into prehistory.


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Grants & Awards

The Prehistoric Society offers grants and awards to its members for research into prehistoric archaeology.

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Events and Activities

Next event

Palaeo-London. Thinking About The Ice Age Archaeology and Environments of the Capital

Annual joint lecture with LAMAS: online & in person
Dr Matt Pope (UCL)

From the first recorded discovery of a Palaeolithic tool through to the professional commercial excavations taking place in the city in recent years, we’ll consider how the London landscape was shaped by ice and water, and the early human populations who adapted, or not, to the dramatic cycles of climate change evidenced in the gravels and clays of the city’s deep past.

Image: Tabitha Paterson

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Iron Age Lives: exploring social dynamics in later prehistoric Britain and Europe

Non-Society event
The COMMIOS project

This one-day conference presents the key results of the COMMIOS Project along with parallel projects in Europe. It will explore the social dynamics of Iron Age society, including new evidence for kin-group composition, mobility, regional identities and complex relationships between the living and the dead.

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Inhabiting temperate Europe in the 4th-1st millennia BC.

Europa conference 2024: online & in person

The Prehistoric Society Europa Conference 2024: Inhabiting temperature Europe in the 4th-1st millennia BC will be held in Edinburgh at the Augustine United Church on 15th June 2024. This year the conference honours the achievements of Prof. Ian Ralston, Emeritus Abercromby Professor of Archaeology (School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh), in the field of European Prehistory. 


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Unravelling the Palaeolithic

Prehistoric Society supported event.

The Unravelling the Palaeolithic (UTP) conference is a student-led symposium that is aimed at bringing together human origins researchers and institutions from across the world, and all career stages. 

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Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society collections

The Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society is our flagship publication – an international academic journal that has been published since 1935.