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

Repeopling La Mancheland: Landscape Perspectives on the Neanderthal Archaeology of La Cotte de St Brelade.

Annual joint lecture with WAS
Dr Matt Pope (UCL)

What role did the Channel Islands and coasts of Britain and France play in the lives of ancient humans populations and how can the record preserved at La Cotte and other terrestrial sites in the region help us to understand and research what now lies under the sea.

Next event

Mortuary Practices in the Iron Age of Southwest Britain

The 22nd Sara Champion memorial lecture & Awards evening
Dr Adelle Bricking, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Cardiff

This study conducts a comprehensive exploration of the enigmatic burial practices during the Iron Age in Southwest Britain (c.800 BC-AD 43). Despite the region's intriguing range of burial variations, it has not received significant attention in past research.

Awards presentation at 4.30pm, lecture follows at 5pm.

Next event

7th Pitt Rivers lecture: The Science of early farming in Europe

Non-Society event
Amy Bogaard (University of Oxford)

Can archaeology reveal the ‘science’ of early farming from the perspective of its practitioners? How can prehistoric understandings of agriculture inform our view of wider landscapes and monuments? And in an age of ecological crisis, what principles can we glean from the long-term story of farming across Europe’s varied environments?

Next event

Hillforts of Britain and Ireland - an overview of a monument type from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

Annual joint lecture with NNAS
Prof Gary Lock (University of Oxford) and Prof Ian Ralston (University of Edinburgh)

The compilation of an Atlas of the Hillforts of Britain and Ireland and of the underlying database, online since 2017, provided the opportunity to reassess these iconic and much-discussed sites at a scale not hitherto attempted in these islands.

News and social media

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New Prehistoric Society website launched!

Monday, 11th October 2021
We are thrilled that you are visiting us on our new website, and hope you like our new look.

Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society collections

Wednesday, 6th October 2021
The Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society is our flagship publication – an international academic journal that has been published since 1935.