About BARG

The Berkshire Archaeology Research Group (BARG) conducts archaeological research in Berkshireand is open to anyone with an interest in archaeology. If you combine a curiosity about man’s past with an interest in working both outdoors and indoors in pursuit of evidence by archaeological methods, this could be the Group for you.

BARG (formerly known as the BFRG or Berkshire Field Research Group) was founded in 1958 and has an active and growing membership drawn from all areas of the county. We aim to uncover evidence of human activity in Berkshire across a broad period from prehistory right through to the post medieval and modern periods. BARG also organises regular field trips both within Berkshire and further afield. By joining a BARG field trip you will gain a greater understanding of the area’s rich archaeological heritage. Recent trips have included Saxon sites in NW Berkshire, Roman and medieval Winchester, and prehistoric sites at Cranbourne Chase in Dorset. We publish a regular Newsletter, In the Field, which is free to members and contains reports on the recent fieldwork, plus updates on fieldwork opportunities and upcoming courses and lectures. BARG has carried out research using a wide range of techniques, including excavation, fieldwalking, hedgerow surveys, and earthwork surveys. We conduct post excavation work and in conjunction with landowners we monitor the condition of known archaeological sites.

Joining BARG

New members are always welcome. Membership entitles you to receive our newsletter and take part in our wide range of activities. It costs just £14 for a single member or £19 per annum for two members at the same address sharing a Newsletter. On joining you will receive the current newsletter and up-to-date information about our activities and fieldwork in Berkshire. Please click here to access the form for joining BARG.

For more details on how BARG can help individuals and societies investigate their archaeology please visit the "Can We Help?" section.