OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES YOU

Est. 1919

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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.

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Our Committee
Our Committee

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Upcoming Events

  • Brian Fagan on The World of the Erythraean Sea
    15 Nov, 18:00 – 19:00
    Zoom
  • Ian Hodder on Decolonization of Çatalhöyük
    08 Nov, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
    Zoom
  • Chris Gosden on English Identities and Landscapes
    01 Nov, 17:00 – 18:00
    Zoom
  •  Patricia McAnany, Q&A on the Questioning Collapse
    29 Oct, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
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  • Time alone is the lens that can throw it into focus
    25 Oct, 18:00 – 19:05 BST
    Oxford, New Inn Hall St, Oxford OX1 2DL, UK
    Professor Tom Higham is a radiocarbon dating specialist; his work contributes to our understanding of the chronology of Palaeolithic Europe, and the potential coexistence of early modern humans with Neanderthals! He will focus on dating the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition and the importance
  • Cave Art - David Lewis-Williams
    18 Oct, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
    Zoom Talk
    Professor Emeritus Lewis-Williams enriched archaeology with his interpretations of cave art through the shamanistic rituals and altered states of consciousness linked to the ethnology of San Bushmen. On the 18th of October, he will present us with his latest research and updates on the topic.
 
 

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