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.

Become a member

Prehistoric Society members receive the following:

Events and Activities

Next event

Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

Joint Leicestershire Fieldworkers lecture
Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes

The Neanderthals occupy a singularly seminal place within human origins, the first hominin to be discovered, the closest to us in evolutionary terms, and with the richest array of evidence to understand their lives. This lecture will explore how understanding of Neanderthals has evolved over more than 160 years

Joint meeting of Leicestershire Fieldworkers, Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society and the Prehistoric Society.

Next event

The Painted Forest: Amazonian cosmovision journeys in San José de Guaviare, Colombia

29th August - 2nd September

Non-Society event, supported by the Prehistoric Society.

Rock art offers a glimpse into the earliest artistic expressions of humans around the world. Art gives a voice to people, a voice that can endure over time. Around the world, the genesis of artistic expression is recorded in rock art, providing a gateway to how early humans sought to navigate and understand their place in the world. These images record the voices that shaped and influenced burgeoning cosmologies, social norms and relationships with nature, laying the cultural foundations for generations to come.

Next event

Staging the World of Stonehenge: reflections on the British Museum exhibition

Dr Neil Wilkin (British Museum)

Annual joint lecture with Welwyn Archaeological Society

Next event

‘I see the hands of the generations’ - perceiving the past through later prehistoric artefacts

Dr Sophia Adams (British Museum)

The 22nd Sara Champion memorial Lecture

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.