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

The impact of prehistoric agriculture on the climate of Europe

Annual joint lecture with DAS
Ralph Fife (Plymouth University)

This lecture will present a set of truly interdisciplinary studies that enable us, for the first time, to start to quantify precisely how much influence early farming had on the environment.

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Spring dayschool

Details to come.

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

Annual joint lecture with LAMAS
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

Next event

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

Europa conference 2024: 15th June

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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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.