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The Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society is a charity whose aims are to promote the study and understanding of the Archaeology and History of Basingstoke and its surrounding area.

We were established in 1970 and have been actively involved in Archaeological and Historical research projects within the Basingstoke and North Hampshire area ever since. As well as practical project work, we also organise regular visits and tours to explore places of interest further afield.

Dig Basing! 2015

We shall be continuing our community archaeology project, digging test pits in gardens in the Basing area, in 2015. For more details visit the Dig Basing! 2015 Page.

Society Lecture Meetings

We hold monthly meetings from September to June each year, and these incorporate a lecture on a archaeological or historical topic.

Our next lecture is on the 12th March when Professor Mithen of Reading University talk about how water supply was managed by different civilisations around the world.

Thirst For Power: Water management in the ancient world

Professor Steven Mithen – Reading University

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 12th March 2015 at Church Cottage, starting at 7.30 pm

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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