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.
Lecture on Wednesday 10th February. The Lion Salt Works
restoration, Northwich, by Nick Hunt of the Lion Salt Works
A fantastic £10m investment in heritage engagement by CWAC
et al, and winner of the "Best Newcomer to the Tourism
As usual, its
in the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. We hope to see you
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
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Having a field day with historical documents!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!
bronze age Pompeii”: archaeologists hail discovery of
Almost 3,000 years after being
destroyed by fire, the astonishingly well preserved remains
of two Bronze Age houses and their contents have been
discovered at a quarry site in Peterborough.
The artefacts include a
collection of everyday domestic objects unprecedented from
any site in Britain, including jewellery, spears, daggers,
giant food storage jars and delicate drinking cups, glass
beads, textiles and a copper spindle with thread still wound
on this link from The Guardian
to read more
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