the Chester Archaeological Society. We exist to promote
understanding and appreciation of archaeology, history and
architecture in the historic county of Cheshire plus
neighbouring areas and of these subjects generally. Our
activities include monthly lectures from the Autumn to the
Spring, Summer excursions on demand, undertaking or
encouraging relevant research, campaigning on local heritage
issues, publication of an annual journal and a twice-yearly
newsletter, and maintenance of our own specialist
information, please read our History
and Activities page.
(left to right) Lyon's ink bottle and a two tone ceramic ball,
possible a marble. Salt glaze ware, possibly 17th C, all items
recovered during Eccleston fieldwork project in 2014.
Live Dig Visit!
Professor Gary Lock has kindly agreed to a field visit by
CAS members at the ongoing dig at Moel y Gaer, Bodfari at
Sunday 24th July 2016.
Excursions page for
The Ivan D
Margary Memorial Conferences 2016: Roman Roads: Past,
Present & Future Research
To be held on
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 2016 at the University
of Portsmouth, also Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November
2016 at Burn Hall Hotel, York
here to download the Conference Programme
here to download the Conference Booking Form
Commerce and communication outside the Nile Valley
One day free conference on 12 September at University of
Click here for more details and
Producing for the Legion or Production by the Legion?
A one day conference on this topic will be held in
Manchester on 24 September 2016
Click here to
download the conference programme and booking
download a summary of each of the planned presentations
CAS's Journals, Manuscripts and Books
Updated access information
has been posted here
Earth website article:
Great Orme Bronze Age copper mines
here to download this interesting article which uses
some information from an interview with Alan Williams
Repairs and improvements to the Propylaeum
will commence 22 February 2016
Extensive investigations, archaeological excavations and
surveys were commissioned by Cheshire West and Chester
Council to inform the programme of repairs and
restoration for the structure. The proposals have been
designed in full by Ramboll Structural Engineers in
consultation with Historic England. Scheduled Monument
and Listed Building Consent have been secured to
implement the proposals.
The work will extend over several months with
anticipated completion in late summer 2016. The work
will be phased to minimise disruption during the
construction process. it is hoped that the entrance will
remain open for the majority of the works. There will
be short periods of time when the entrance will be
closed for public safety, during which the exit will be
utilised as an entrance and exit as per previous times
when the entrance has been closed off.
here to read further information about this work.
2015 Dissertation Prize Awarded
The Chester Archaeological Society is pleased
to announce that David James Laverty has been awarded the
Society’s dissertation prize for 2015 for his dissertation
“The Search for Mithras in Roman Britain: A Reassessment of
the Archaeological Evidence”.
The Society offers an annual prize of
£100 to students in the Department of History and
Archaeology at Chester University for the best final
year archaeology dissertation, preferably on a local
The winner is invited to submit an edited version of
the dissertation for publication in the Society's
here to read a synopsis of this dissertation.
more information please read our
Grants & Awards page.
Having a field day with historical documents!
Barnwell a Chester Archaeology Society desk-based researcher
has conducted a
detailed search of the British Library online newspaper
archive which has revealed that Victorian Eccleston was a
lively tourist destination – and much more!
research has also encompassed a study of the field names
recorded on John Billington’s 1721 map of Eccleston with
equally illuminating results.
read to read more!
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