Our society is for everyone interested in the archaeology of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

For over 50 years we have been working to bring together amateur archaeologists, professionals in a range of fields, and all those interested in our area’s past and the preservation of our heritage.

We currently have over 250 members. Our aim is to promote interest in archaeology through events, fieldwork, publications and lectures.

We hope to keep the community up-to-date with news and events through our regular newsletters and this website.

ERAS also produces 'East Riding Archaeologist'. Each edition provides analysis and information about archaeology in the area. A catalogue of past editions can be downloaded from our website - click here.

Please take a minute to explore our website and find out how you can become involved

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    Hopefully members will have received their Autumn newsletter giving details of the lecture programme from September 2023 through to April 2024. Lectures are also published on our events page. We are grateful to everybody who has agreed to give up their time and expertise to present their work to our members. All lectures take place in LT1, Wilberforce Building, The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull. Entry is free for ERAS members and £2 for visiting guests. We also stream the lectures digitally but this is available to ERAS members only. An email will be sent before the lecture with the relevant code needed to view the presentation so please make sure we have an up to date email address. We very much look forward to seeing you all at our first lecture on Wednesday 20 September at 7.30 pm.
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    Our next Field Studies trip is to Scorborough Iron Age Square Barrow cemetery on Wednesday 2 August. The landowner has been kind enough to allow us access to these important and impressive funerary monuments. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us as the late sunlight of a Summer evening will highlight the upstanding earthworks perfectly! If ERAS members would like to join us we are meeting at 7.15 on the Scorborough Lane off the A164, parking on the verges beyond Scorborough church. Please dress for the expected weather conditions and wear sturdy footwear.
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