Welcome to the Council for British Archaeology North (CBA North) website!
We aim, as a regional branch of the Council for British Archaeology, to promote an awareness of the past, a sense of appreciation and care for the historic environment across the counties of Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Darlington Borough and the multitude of areas of which both Cleveland and Tyne and Wear were comprised.
We, therefore, cover the whole of northern England from the Scottish Border south to Barrow-in-Furness in the west to the northern fringes of the North Yorkshire Moors in the east. This is a huge, and diverse, area from coastal lowlands on the northern side of Morecambe Bay and southern side of the Solway Firth, with small hamlets and towns, to the large Tyneside and Teeside conurbations, as well as with varied countryside and in the contrasting Lake District mountains, Cheviot Hills and Pennine moorlands.
This region naturally includes a wide and rich range of archaeological and historical sites, which has yielded many diverse finds as well, to which you will need no introduction.
Regarding events, you can keep up to date with our rolling E-newsletter and Events pages as an individual or have your local group or society’s events included in those pages, or your details added to under our Local societies and groups listing, for others to see and them to join you in. Furthermore we hope to be ever more engaged in campaigning and highlighting archaeology wherever that may be threatened and you can see details of our work our Consultations page.
If you can’t see what you want to, get involved and let us know!
The CBA North Chair and Committee