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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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    Hanging Grimston Summer Excavations

    ERAS SUMMER VISIT   Hanging Grimston Excavations  A joint project between Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society and the High Wolds Heritage Group we are currently undertaking our fifth season of excavations at Hanging Grimston.   Members of ERAS are cordially invited to a guided tour of the site followed by a visit to the excellent Art and Archaeology Exhibition in Thixendale  Village Hall.  There is also a guided tour to show the history of Thixendale village followed by a visit to the Church for the sound and light show.   The site is located at Mount Pleasant Farm [Grid Reference SE 7998 5991 Post code YO41 1QZ] , which is near Kirby Underdale There is plenty parking on the site Please note - the site is a sloping grassy hillside.    Meet at the site at 11.00 am this Saturday, 27th July.   There is also an Open Day at the dig on Sunday 28th July when you are invited to join one of the Guided walks at 11am or 2.30pm .   Admission is FREE   Light refreshments will be available.    We hope to see you there.   Please contact Alison Spencer on 0774 707 5277 or Email :  alisonbspencer@yahoo.com for further information and to advise of attendance.
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    Field studies walkabout 7th August

    As a change from pottery identification and recording, Les Hebb has kindly offered to lead a guided tour around Bishop Burton village on Wednesday 7th August.  This will replace our usual meeting at the St Nicholas Community Centre.
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