Welcome to the website of the West Midlands Regional Group of the Council for British Archaeology.
Following our 2016 AGM the CBA West Midlands committee is looking for volunteers
to fill the positions of Social Media Officer and Local Society Representative.
Also our Secretary wishes to step down due to other commitments if a willing volunteer can be found to take over his role.
If you are interested in any of these roles please contact us for more details.
West Midlands Regional Research Framework
The Regional Research Frameworks papers from 2002-3 and a PDF version of
"The Archaeology of the West Midlands: a framework for research"
(2011, ed. Sarah Watt) are now available for download from the
Data Service website.
Link also available from the Useful contacts page.
The following aims are taken from our Constitution.
The Group is established to pursue the following objects in the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands:-
to advance the education of the public in archaeology;
to advance and assist research;
to provide a framework for communication and discussion, and be a vehicle for
representation to the wider community and to the CBA of any consensus which
to provide information;
to encourage widespread participation in archaeology throughout society.
The archaeology of this region is as diverse as its landscape, from Palaeolithic flints in Birmingham, through the origins of the Industrial Revolution in the Ironbridge Gorge to World War II air raid shelters in Wolverhampton.
We are an independent charity funded by our supporters' subscriptions. Our committee is elected at the AGM and meets six times a year.
- campaign for your heritage
- bring together those interested in archaeology in the West Midlands
- support local societies
- work with other partners in environmental conservation
- encourage and publicise relevant research
- encourage and advertise the opportunities for education and participation
- help us develop our work in education, conservation and
- raise the profile of archaeology in the minds of decision-makers
If you care for the future of the past, and want to learn more about archaeology outside your own area, the Council for British Archaeology is the organisation for you.