central south london branch

YAC CSEB Mascot Welcome to the Young Archaeologists Club Central Southern England Branch (YAC CSEB) the club for 9-16+ year olds who have a passion for ancient artefacts, past civilisations, forgotten worlds and, oh yes, digging in the dirt.

We usually meet on the third Saturday of every month at the Archaeology Centre in Bagshot, normally between 10.15am and 1:15pm with the occasional full day session or trip. For more precise details of upcoming events please see our programme. We have two groups: a younger group for 9-12 year olds which focuses on fun-filled (and often practical) introductions to topics from archaeology, ancient history and anthropology and a flourishing older group for ages 13-16+ which takes a more detailed look at essential topics from archaeology and ancient history on both local and global scales.

After an exciting programme for 2016, which covered everything from the Anglo-Saxons to prehistoric Chinese archaeology, taking in everything from the Vikings to Indian archaeology as well as a reenactment(!) of the Silk Road trades routes en route, this year we will be looking at a number of exciting topics in world archaeology. Starting where we left off we will look at the next chapter of Chinese archaeology before embarking on a whirlwind tour taking in everything from Ancient Egyptian temples, lost Mesopotamian civilisations and the kingdoms of ancient Greece with the odd dwarf elephant and Crusader knight thrown in for good measure. With a trip to the world famous city of Winchester in addition it promises to be an exciting year. A particular highlight for 2016 will be the training excavation that will be run in July.

For more information, including information on how to join, please contact one of the leaders.