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

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. 

Next event

Beyond Symbols of Power: Life in Middle Neolithic grave goods in Eastern Yorkshire

Joint annual lecture with YAHS (in person event)
Dr Jake Rowland, Southampton University

This lecture presents new evidence that challenges many of the previously held assumptions about Neolithic grave assemblages and places them within their broader context in Middle Neolithic Britain.

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Living amongst and with trees at Star Carr

Annual joint lecture with the Leicester Fieldworkers (in person event)
Dr Barry Taylor (University of Chester)

The excavations at Star Carr have transformed our understanding of the hunter-gatherer communities who inhabited Britain during the opening centuries of the Mesolithic. 

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‘Rewilding’ later prehistory: Archaeological wildlife and its role in contemporary nature recovery

Joint annual lecture with Cambridge Antiquarian Society (in person event)
Dr Anwen Cooper (Oxford Archaeology)

This talk will present initial findings from the UKRI-funded ‘Rewilding’ later prehistory project  a collaboration between Oxford Archaeology, the Universities of Oxford, Exeter and York, Centre for Ancient Genomics, Toulouse, Historic England and Knepp Castle Estate. 

News and social media

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New Prehistoric Society website launched!

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

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