Event Reports


Basingstoke Museum Visit

Iron-ing it out, nail-ing it down: A new multi-period methodology and typology for recording structural iron nails

The Silchester Environs Project

Who we are and where did we come from?


BAS Day School 2023

Fractured Britannia: Material Culture And The End Of The Roman Empire

Test Pitting in North Warnborough

Neolithic Malta

Fractured Britannia – material culture and the end of Roman Britain

BAS Day School 2023

West Berks Historic Environment Records & The Lost Gardens of Shaw House

Kinship and Early Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Roman Finds From Rivers At Piercebridge And Beyond

How to Build a Castle


BAS Members’ Talks – December 2022

Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

Knightly magnificence and marital drama: Margery de la Beche and the Aldworth effigies 

Georgian Reading, Berkshire’s Bath Spa

BAS Walking Tour of Abingdon

BAS Visit to St Andrew’s Church, Sonning

BAS Walking Tour Around West Wycombe

BAS Guided Walk Around Piddington

BAS Day School 2022

Understanding the Early Mediaeval Pottery Assemblage from Lyminge, Kent

Surviving in Lower Palaeolithic Europe: four seasonal perspectives

Cookham: Queen Cynethryth’s Abbey and an Anglo-Saxon Power Struggle

Sutton Hoo


Reading Abbey and Reading Gaol

BAS Day School 2021

Responsible Metal Detecting and Discovering the Watlington Hoard

Archaeological Evaluations at Cookham Paddock

The Berkshire Archaeological Society: celebrating its first 150 years

Berkshire Archaeological Society: Back into projects

Late Iron Age Territorial Oppida in Southern Britain – a reinterpretation

Berkshire mills: digging up the past

Roman Mildenhall

Marlow Warlord – an excavator’s experience

Provisional reflections on the Marlow Warlord

What genomics can and can’t tell us about human history: truths and myths from the big data revolution


Bluestones and white bones: the origins of the people buried at Stonehenge

BAS visit to Wittenham Clumps

The material culture of English medieval rural households

Little Voices: recent advances in child bioarchaeology 

The work of the Berkshire Archaeological Society at Ankerwycke

Beacons of the Past: Hillforts in the Chilterns landscape

Talks by BAS members


Adventures in Experimental Archaeology

Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain

Sea Eagles of Empire: the Classis Britannica and the battles for Britain

BAS Day School 2019

The Saxon period burials from Guildown Avenue, Guildford

Mesolithic-Neolithic histories in the Colne Valley: integrating an everyday landscape

The Ottomans in Jordan … and their link to Berkshire

Christmas talks by BAS members 2019


The archaeology of Roman literacy

An update on Kingsmead Quarry, Horton, Berkshire

Travel and communication in Anglo-Saxon England

BAS Day School 2018

The ‘works of the old men’ in Arabia

Society Visit to Oxford’s Radiocarbon Accelerator

BAS visit to Silchester 21st July 2018

The donkey in human history: an archaeological perspective

The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of England

Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith

The Old Windsor Project – Quantifying the archive

Christmas talks by BAS members


How did they make those beautiful things?

Putting Berkshire on the map: from Gough to Google 

The Annual Day School 2017

The Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Watlington Viking Hoard

Beyond London’s Walls: Recent excavations at the site of the Crossrail Broadgate Ticket Hall 

BAS Spring Tour 2017

Visit to Stonor Park

BAS visit to Wessex Archaeology HQ and Marden Henge

Presentation at Blounts Court

BAS visit to Silchester temple site and Nero’s brickworks at Little London

The origins of Wessex, Long Wittenham and the context of power in seventh century England

BAS Exhibition: Living in the Berkshire Iron Age

Shakespeare’s London theatre land

My work as a dendrochronologist

 A miscellany of talks by BAS members


The Old Straight Track Revisited

Settlement and Monumentality in the Avebury Landscape

Winchester – A City in the Making

BAS Annual Conference 2016

The Enigma of Insula III, Silchester

BAS Tour to Cornwall, 6-9 May 2016

Visit to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

BAS Visit to Silchester Insula III 2016

Timber buildings: how earlier buildings may be concealed behind later remodelling

Men as Gods: Ancient Maya Kingship

BHE Forum 2016

A causewayed enclosure and later discoveries at Thame, Oxfordshire

Four talks by BAS members


BAS Visit to Silchester insula III and Pond Farm Hillfort

Mesolithic and Palaeolithic Archaeology in the Kennet Valley

Exploring the archaeology, history and heritage of Berkshire