The aim of Lancashire Archaeological Society is to promote archaeology in Lancashire. We do this through talks and visits to excavations, museums and sites of interest. Although we are always interested to see your photos and chance finds, we are not a digging society.

Please see our gallery of photographs on our Flickr page here and check out our Facebook page here about archaeology in Lancashire and new and interesting items on archaeology generally.  

We hold a mixture of Zoom and face to face  meetings, on the third Friday of every month, the hall is open from 7.15 pm with talks starting promptly at 7. 30pm, and the evening finishing ( after tea and biscuits!) at 9.30pm, January to April and October to November. Our meetings are held at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3ZU  Map available here: Google Map Link

Disclaimer: members and guests are invited to participate in meetings, visits and excursions organised by LAS on condition that they 1) take care to avoid injury to themselves and to others and to property belonging to themselves and others and 2) they accept that neither LAS nor its officers or leaders accept responsibility for any loss or injury, however it is caused.


February 17 2023. New Neolithic excavations on the island of Sanday, Orkney.

Professor Vicki Cummings,  University of |Central Lancashire.

Vicki specialises in the Mesolithic and Neolithic of Britain and Ireland, with a particular focus on the transition period, monuments and landscape. She has a broader interest in hunting and gathering populations and stone tools. She has excavated a series of Neolithic monuments including Clyde cairns, Bargrennan monuments and dolmens.

A YouTube programme featuring Vicki, “ Monuments in the Making: Raising the Great Dolmens in Early Neolithic northern Europe, “ is available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0aBH3KkNC

Join LAS

Everyone is welcome and by becoming a member, you are helping to support archaeology in Lancashire. Join us as a member for £10 per year, Family/Joint membership £15, £3 for students.

Alternatively, donations can be made by cheque payable to Lancashire Archaeology Society at one of our meetings or by BACS: details can be found at the bottom of the membership form.

Alternatively you can join us as a guest when we have occasional talks via Zoom and pay a small donation of £3. Our PayPal link is here: PayPal