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W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships
W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships
W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships
W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships
W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships

What we do

 
Further the appreciation and

Further the appreciation and

understanding of archaeology in the

Borders.

Establish partnerships with professional archaeologists, planners, universities, museum curators and others.

Establish partnerships with professional archaeologists, planners, universities, museum curators and others.

Provide a free programme of lectures.

Provide a free programme of lectures.

(Non-members are always welcome; a

small charge will be made.)

Publish a regular newsletter.

Publish a regular newsletter.

Provide education and training sessions.

Provide education and training sessions.

Fieldwork and research, recording new

Fieldwork and research, recording new

sites and updating knowledge of known sites.

Organise historical and archaeological site visits.

Organise historical and archaeological site visits.

W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships

Volunteers learn about surveying using a plane table in the Halter Valley.

W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships
W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships

The Border Archaeological Society has been

active since 1997, with members from North Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and

further afield.

The region has something for everyone,

whatever their field of interest in our rich heritage. Outstanding sites representing all the key eras in Britain’s history can be explored

and some are yet to be discovered!

  • Mysterious prehistoric rock art.

  • Iron age hill forts.

  • The Roman legacy.

  • The rich culture of Anglo-Saxon

Northumbria.

  • Mediaeval defences and battlefields.

  • The industrial revolution.

  • Wartime Britain.

W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships

Cleaning and recording at St Leonard’s Nunnery, Bondington.

www.border-archaeological-society.co.uk

W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships
W hat we do Further the appreciation and understanding of archaeology in the Borders. Establish partnerships

Digging the past

The Border Archaeological Society (BAS) owns most of the equipment required for field work, including a surveyor’s theodolite and geophysics equipment. Improvements

cross-Border archaeological Project

Developed from initial research into the lost Chapel of St Ethelreda by BAS members, this project in the Halter Valley near

Yetholm is guided by archaeology

officers from the Northumberland

National Park Authority and Scottish

Borders Council. The objectives are to

highlight the historical significance of

the valley to communities on both sides

of the border and improving our overall

knowledge of this area and its past. And

who knows

...

we may find that lost chapel!

Paxton Before the house

Archaeologists from Edinburgh University

and the Bamburgh Research Project are

investigating the history and archaeology

of Paxton and the surrounding area. With work underway, some marvellous finds have already been made and we are hopeful of an exciting summer.

Find out more by visiting:

www.border-archaeological-society.co.uk

D igging the past The Border Archaeological Society (BAS) owns most of the equipment required for

in technology mean that aerial

photography is now possible.

Some

highlight

projects are:

Bondington

In partnership with Berwick Record Office and

Berwick History Society, BAS investigated the

disappeared mediaeval village of Bondington

in the north of Berwick. Initiated by the

discovery of an 11th century church, the

project went on to excavate an early Cistercian nunnery.

the Mediaeval defences of Berwick

Members of the BAS compiled a comprehensive report charting the rise and fall of Berwick Castle and Edward I’s walls in this frontier

town during the Anglo-Scottish wars

D igging the past The Border Archaeological Society (BAS) owns most of the equipment required for
Join Today Membership costs £15 a year. Benefits include free entry to meetings, free regular newsletter,
Join Today
Membership costs £15 a year.
Benefits include free entry to meetings,
free regular newsletter, the BAS Bulletin,
and joining in any of the society’s
activities.
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