Who we are, what we do

Established in 1961, the Teesside Archaeological Society is an enthusiastic, friendly group who share an interest in the wonderful archaeological heritage of the Tees Valley, Cleveland and the surrounding area.

Our rich heritage extends back at least to the Mesolithic – the 9th millennium BC – with a distinctively north-east take on every way marker since those distant post-glacial hunter-gatherers. Our journey spans the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have Roman villas, Saxon royalty and Viking hogbacks, Medieval towns, deserted villages, castles, monastic places and pre-industrial heritage – right up to our more recent past, including unique WWI and WWII remains.

We welcome everybody who shares an interest, no matter what level of experience or expertise. We offer a series of monthly lectures, the opportunity to join in with fieldwork and projects, an annual TAS Bulletin journal and the chance to find out more about the latest discoveries, fieldwork and volunteering opportunities, educational events and community activities across our broader region.

About Tees Archaeology

Tees Archaeology websiteThe Teesside Archaeological Society is independent of, but partners with, our friends at Tees Archaeology who provide archaeological services to the people and local authorities of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees and operate throughout the Tees Valley. They have a fine monograph series and a number of free downloads on their website. To be added to their mailing list please contact them at: teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk


CBATAS is proud to sponsor the Council for British Archaeology and its regional groups: CBA North and CBA Yorkshire.

Image | Greatham Creek excavations in 2012, courtesy of NAA Ltd.