We are a friendly group of predominantly amateur archaeologists, although a few us originally had some formal training in the subject. Our main interest is in learning about, and discovering for ourselves, the undocumented past of Histon & Impington and the surrounding area through objects recovered from the ground. Our own finds so far have ranged from the Mesolithic through Bronze-Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Post-Medieval periods right through to the twentieth century.
If you were ever fascinated by the exploits of Time Team on the TV, or the thought of finding something new about the past of our villages interests you, or you just want to try a new social activity then why not give us a try.
There are some unavoidable costs in running the group, such as insurance cover for our field work, some equipment for excavation, and expert analysis of our finds. In order to help cover these essential costs, we charge a modest £12 year for individual membership or £18 for a family membership (two adults at same address). Note that there is no charge at events for accompanied children (under 18) of members. The membership fee is reduced pro rata if you join after the start of the year in April.
In return for becoming a member you will get
- free admission to our public talks
and first call on other events that we arrange from time to time such as:
- behind-the-scenes visits to museums, archaeological sites and exhibitions
- archaeology workshops and training events
- hand-on experience both at local archaeological sites and on post excavation finds processing working alongside professional archaeologists from the commercial units
and of course the warm glow of satisfaction from supporting and contributing to this exciting endeavour.
If you have any questions about membership please use our Contact Form or speak to us at one of our evening talks, or visit one of our club nights.
You can fill out the membership application form (follow the link below) and bring it to a talk or club night, or email it to us. Details are on the form.
Our constitution can be found by following the link below.