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CBA Wales Autumn Fieldtrip - Graig Lwyd Axe Factory and Rowen Prehistoric Landscape: Saturday/Sunday 21st-22nd September 2024

This autumn's Fieldtrip is to visit prehistoric sites in north Wales. This two day visit, led by expert archaeologists, to spectacular sites in amazing landscapes promises to be memorable.
Advance Booking Essential

Welcome to CBA Wales

Welcome to the website of the Council for British Archaeology Wales. If you have any comments or wish to contribute in any way you can use the form on the Contacts page.

The Council for British Archaeology Wales is a charity that serves to promote interest in the historic environment of Wales and to bring together those interested in Welsh archaeology. Its membership is open to individuals and societies. Details of how to join and the benefits of membership can be found on the Membership page. It is one of twelve regional groups of the national organisation, the Council for British Archaeology. CBA Wales campaigns for the local heritage of Wales and supports local groups such as the Young Archaeologists Club. More details of CBA Wales can be found on the About page of this website.

This website has been designed to provide information about the group and to provide a forum for the dissemination of information on archaeology in Wales. We welcome new posts that can be included in our Blog.

A large amount of archaeological information is available online. The Resources pages have been split into two parts, Online Resources and Societies. The Online Resources provide a quick guide with links to some of the major sources of information. The Societies page provides links to societies and local community groups who hold their own programmes of activities and can provide local knowledge and support.

The publications of CBA Wales, our Newsletter and Archaeology in Wales can be accessed on this website. The full contents of the bi-annual Newsletter can be viewed and downloaded in full while the contents pages of the journal Archaeology in Wales can be viewed. Some back numbers of the journal are available to purchase.

We are continuously adding more material to the website, so please let us know if you have any comments or wish to contribute in any way.

Archaeology Volunteers Needed

Each year there are many opportunities throughout Wales for volunteers to take part in different aspects of archaeological work. If you want to be involved click below.

Portable Antiquities Scheme

You can support the PAS work in two main ways: by reporting any archaeological objects you have found, or by volunteering to help record finds.
Find out more about reporting and identifying archaeological objects.

Featured Posts


‘Vandalism at its worst’

Concerns were raised over the protection of the ancient site of Llanfechell Cromlech on Anglesey, with one expert describing the current state of the site as “vandalism at its worst” (Image: George Nash)

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On the blog

Archaeology in the News

Roma boundary forts

Archaeology in the News 11

This set of news extracts includes prehistoric diet, Roman forts and the earliest know map, all recently in the national and international media. Citations and acknowledgements can be found in the source publications. Welsh archaeological news is dealt with elsewhere.

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Archaeology in the News 10

Another set of articles on diverse topics have been published in the national and international media in the last week or so. The subjects have often been covered in different sources but this set can act as a doorway.

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Join CBA Wales

Join us now to promote archaeology in Wales and to contribute to its future. Share knowledge and experience the benefits of membership.

Archaelogy Volunteers Needed

Each year many excavations take place throughout Wales which welcome volunteers. This is our “job centre” for digs.