OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES YOU

Est. 1919

 
 
 

ABOUT US

The Oxford Archaeological Society is an organisation which aims to provide students, alumni and enthusiasts who share a passion for archaeology with a platform to discuss and learn about the subject. Founded in 1919 by Edward Thurlow Leeds, later of the Ashmolean Museum, OAS activities were previously the realms of the Brass Rubbing Society (1893-1901) and the Antiquarian Society (1901-1914) Notable archaeologists to have held the presidency of the society include Nowell Myers, Martin Hope, Kathleen Kenyon, Francis Maddison, Jeffrey May and Andrew Selkirk. The Society has conducted various archaeological fieldwork projects in Oxfordshire, including excavations at Mingies Ditch and Alchester. Since 2007 the society has been involved with excavation campaigns at Dorchester-On-Thames, a joint project of the University of Oxford, Oxford Archaeology & the people of the town. Today, OAS offers speaker events presented by archaeologists from outside Oxford as well as those based at the University, social events and workshops, as well as boasting an impressive archives project.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Beacons of the Past
    Mon, Nov 16
    https://zoom.us/j/91622272383
    Nov 16, 2020, 4:30 PM
    https://zoom.us/j/91622272383
    Dr Wendy Morrisson
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  • The Portable Antiquities Scheme: 1,500,000 Finds and Still Going Strong
    Mon, Nov 02
    Zoom Webinar
    Nov 02, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    A talk by Dr Edward Caswell, Oxfordshire council’s Finds Liaison Officer, on the role of the public in archaeological discovery.
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  • Disentangling Connections in Medieval Eastern Ethiopia
    Mon, Oct 26
    Webinar
    Oct 26, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Webinar
    A webinar by Professor Timothy Insoll of Exeter University
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  • Are We There Yet?
    Mon, Oct 19
    Zoom
    Oct 19, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Zoom
    Archaeology, Communities and Restorative Knowledge Production in the Post-Colony
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  • Magic and Modernity: An Archaeological View
    Wed, Jun 17
    Online Lecture
    Jun 17, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Chris Gosden
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  • Migrant Materialities : the material culture of forced displacement in contemporary Europe
    Tue, Jun 09
    Online Lecture
    Jun 09, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Rachel Kiddey
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  • Illicit culture contact? The case of the Hobby Lobby cuneiform tablets
    Tue, Jun 02
    Online Lecture
    Jun 02, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Neil Brodie
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  • Anthropology Special Talk: ‘Think about the Eyes and not about the Hunchback:
    Tue, May 26
    Online Lecture
    May 26, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Cultural Encounters in the EU commission Seamus Montgomery
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  • Cultural contacts and lead isotopes: the case of Viking silver
    Mon, May 18
    Online Lecture
    May 18, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Jane Kershaw
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  • Plants - and people - as colonisers
    Mon, May 04
    Webinar
    May 04, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Webinar
    Thoughts on early agricultural spread.- Professor Amy Bogaard
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