The benefits of becoming a BABAO member include access to our mailing list and online members’ area, receiving BABAO’s current trends journal and our Annual Review, and a discounted subscription to the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. In addition, members receive a discount on the annual conference registration fee, and are eligible to apply for our annual small grants.

  • BABAO membership runs from 1st January to 31st December
  • Waged membership is £40.00 per year
  • Student/unwaged/retired membership is £25.00 per year
  • Membership for those residing in qualifying countries is £25 per year
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New Members: How to join BABAO

New Members: How to join BABAO

Fill in the membership form and return to the membership secretary, either via e-mail at or in hard copy to the address at the bottom of the page.

Please wait for us to confirm your membership BEFORE making any payments.

If you are a student, you must send proof of student status with your application form; we accept photocopies/scans of student cards, acceptance letters or similar, but please ensure the expiry date is visible. Please DO NOT send originals as we cannot return them.

Current Members: Renewing Subscriptions

Please pay your subscription on the 1st of January each year.  Current members do not need to fill in a form when paying their fees, but should include their name and membership number with all payments. You can find your membership number on your registration documents or contact the membership secretary at

Existing members who have not paid their subscription by the 31st of January will have their membership cancelled.  If you want to reinstate your membership, then please contact the membership secretary (

How To Pay

Bank Transfer: Contact the membership secretary at for our bank details in order to set up your own bank transfer.  You can pay a single payment each time, or set up a regular payment. 

Standing Order: Contact the membership secretary at for our bank details in order to set up your standing order.

Cheque: We also accept payment by cheque (in £’s sterling only) made payable to BABAO and sent to the address at the bottom of the page; we do NOT accept cash payments of any kind.

PayPal: To pay through PayPal please click Here.  Following confirmation of our charitable status, we pay reduced transaction fees with PayPal. From 2016, we do not require members paying via PayPal to cover the admin fee.

Please note that we are not able to process direct debits. This means that BABAO can neither set up payments for you nor alter the amount that you pay on your behalf. Please do not send us your bank details or ask us to change your payment.

Fees are due on 1st January each year. We do not routinely issue invoices or receipts for payments, but these can be arranged by contacting the membership secretary at

Please note: if someone else pays fees on your behalf by ANY of the above methods they must state your name and membership number at the time of payment, or you must contact the membership secretary at before a payment is made. Please remember if you have recently graduated or returned to studies you may be paying the wrong fees.

If you have any problems in making your payment, or any questions about your subscription, then please do contact the membership secretary at

Updating Your Details

Current members can update their details by completing the form here. It is important that you keep your postal address up to date to ensure you receive the BABAO publications; we cannot send replacements if they were sent to an old address.  Likewise, if your email address changes then please let us know as soon as possible so we can re-direct your mailing list emails and maintain contact with you.  We would also like to hear about job and affiliation changes as this will help us understand our members’ needs. 

Please also let us know if your circumstances change, e.g. if you have completed your studies, found a job, returned to studying, become unemployed, or have retired, as we need to ensure you are paying the correct fees.  If you are changing your details to claim the student concessionary rate you must provide proof of student status. We accept photocopies/scans of student cards, acceptance letters or similar, provided the expiry date is clearly visible. Please DO NOT send originals as we cannot return them.

If you wish to end your BABAO subscription at any time, please e-mail the membership secretary at and let us know. Please make sure to cancel any standing orders, regular bank transfers or PayPal subscriptions as we cannot do this for you.

Contacting the Membership Secretary

You can contact the membership secretary by email or by post.

Postal address:

Anwen Caffell - BABAO Membership Secretary
Department of Archaeology, Durham University, South Road, DH1 3LE

Email address: