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East Riding Archaeological Society

posted 26 Oct 2011, 13:49 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Aug 2012, 02:59 ]
'ERAS volunteers excavating and recording a burial found during building work in the East Riding
The East Riding Archaeological Society (ERAS) was founded in the 1960s, and has been actively promoting the rich and varied archaeology of the East Riding ever since.

The Society has members of all ages and from all walks of life; from professional archaeologists to enthusiastic beginners. An informal field studies group meets in Beverley every month, giving members the opportunity to handle, identify, and record finds from the area. There is also a series of lecture meetings held monthly (between September and April), with speakers’ topics covering both local and national projects. The meetings are held at the University of Hull and are free for members. Full details of the current lecture programme are attached below and can also be found at our website – www.eras.org.uk Members also receive the Society’s major publication, East Riding Archaeologist, free of charge (R.R.P. £25), and regular newsletters.

ERAS also organises day trips and social events. Members can get involved in geophysical surveys and, sometimes, excavations. The Society is currently planning a project for 2011/2012 in conjunction with English Heritage and the LEADER project. This will give members the opportunity to carry out geophysical surveys and field walking of up to five ‘At Risk’ Scheduled Monument sites. Further details of the project will be available on our website as they become available.

Membership is only £15 for ordinary and £20 for family membership for the year. Student membership is just £5. You can download a membership form from our website. Alternatively, if you have any queries you can contact us via the website too.


ERAS volunteers excavating and recording a 
burial found during building work in the East Riding
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