About our Society

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


Access resources and downloads to learn more about Prehistory in our 'Resources' section.

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

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

Annual joint lecture with Welwyn Archaeological Society
Dr Neil Wilkin (British Museum)
Next event

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

The 22nd Sara Champion memorial Lecture
Dr Sophia Adams (British Museum)

This event will be in person and live streamed on our YouTube channel (link will uploaded nearer the time):

4.30pm Presentation President’s Awards and the Student Dissertation Prizes.

5-5.45pm: Lecture

5.45-6.45pm: Wine reception.

Free to attend and no need to book for in person or online: just turn up.

Next event

Prehistoric communities and monuments on the Fenland Ouse

Christopher Evans, Emeritus Director / Director of Research of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit at the University of Cambridge

Non-Society event, supported by the Prehistoric Society.

Informed by the subject’s historiography, and arguing that our fieldwork needs to be imbued with a greater experimental ethos (i.e. ‘failing better’), the talk will address a number of themes arising from over 40 years of investigation along the River Great Ouse at its junction with the Fens.

Next event

Using visual psychology to interrogate early prehistoric art

Annual joint lecture with Norwich and Norfolk Archaeological Society
Dr Lisa-Elen Meyering (Durham University)

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.