Who we are

CBA Yorkshire is a charitable organisation (registered charity no. 519581) run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of those interested in the welfare and better understanding of Yorkshire’s historic environment. It aims to encourage and promote greater public knowledge and involvement, and where possible to advance and assist relevant research. We do this through our core values of:

  • inclusivity
  • championing/advocacy
  • facilitation
  • communication.

We cover the historic Ridings of Yorkshire, from the Tees to the Humber, and from the Pennine moors to the east coast. The archaeology of this region is as diverse as its landscape, from the often-elusive remains of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic in the Dales, to the military remains of the mid-twentieth century on the North Sea coast.

CBA Yorkshire actively campaigns for your heritage through a variety of methods. We bring together those interested in the archaeology of Yorkshire as a hub for interested parties. By supporting local societies and working with other partners in environmental research we seek to promote our understanding and knowledge of Yorkshire’s archaeology. As part of our remit we encourage and publicise relevant research. We also promote and advertise the opportunities for education and participation within the sector. We fulfill these roles through our annual symposium and other meetings, newsletters, website and journal, as well as working behind the scenes to protect and enhance the historic environment.

CBA Yorkshire Members

Help us develop our work in education, conservation and raise the profile of archaeology in the minds of decision-makers. Our members fall into 2 main categories:

Affiliate members – this membership apples to societies and companies who wish to be a part of CBA Yorkshire.

Individual members – this membership applies to individual members of the public who wish to join CBA Yorkshire.

We are an independent charity funded by our members’ and affliiates’ subscriptions. Our committee is elected at the AGM and meets four times a year.