British Archaeology

Archived since February 1995 Complete Archive

171 issues

Love archaeology?

British Archaeology the UK's most talked about archaeology magazine will suit anyone with a passion for delving into our past - whether you enjoy watching the latest archaeological TV documentaries, visiting historic buildings or digging on ancient sites!

It is an authoritative, in-depth source of information and comment on what’s new, interesting and important in the world of archaeology.

British Archaeology is a bi-monthly publication from the Council for British Archaeology – an educational charity. The established voice for archaeology in the UK, we're here to help you discover, explore and protect our unique heritage.

Among the articles in the trial issue, Mike Pitts reflects on the challenges facing the modern archaeologist, Jim Leary and David Field investigate traces of neolithic religion around Wiltshire's rivers and Sebastian Payne ponders the importance of the scientific side of archaeology.

Books are regularly reviewed in each issue of the magazine while the humorous 'Spoilheap' column keeps tabs on the curious lives of archaeologists. The 'Briefing' section lists the latest fieldwork excursions, excavations and archaeological conferences to keep readers in touch with the CBA network.

Latest issue

In this edition we unearth Troy, the subject of the British Museum’s winter blockbuster exhibition, and tell the story of the search for the mythical city’s remains and the quest to prove Homer right. Ten archaeologists and historians respond to the accusation that the term “Anglo-Saxon” is racist and should be dropped. And we visit an excavation in Suffolk where archaeologists are finding exceptional evidence for the lives of early humans 400,000 years ago, including fire use – one of the three oldest sites in Europe with such signs. With a typical wide range of topics, we also learn about a successful experiment in finding ancient sites on Arran with artificial intelligence, we interview a retiring archaeologist who recently found an essay saying he wanted to be an archaeologist – written when he was eight – and, among much else, we report the 2019 Marsh Archaeology Awards winners.

Subjects: Archaeology, History

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Love archaeology?

British Archaeology the UK's most talked about archaeology magazine will suit anyone with a passion for delving into our past - whether you enjoy watching the latest archaeological TV documentaries, visiting historic buildings or digging on ancient sites!

It is an authoritative, in-depth source of information and comment on what’s new, interesting and important in the world of archaeology.

British Archaeology is a bi-monthly publication from the Council for British Archaeology – an educational charity. The established voice for archaeology in the UK, we're here to help you discover, explore and protect our unique heritage.

Among the articles in the trial issue, Mike Pitts reflects on the challenges facing the modern archaeologist, Jim Leary and David Field investigate traces of neolithic religion around Wiltshire's rivers and Sebastian Payne ponders the importance of the scientific side of archaeology.

Books are regularly reviewed in each issue of the magazine while the humorous 'Spoilheap' column keeps tabs on the curious lives of archaeologists. The 'Briefing' section lists the latest fieldwork excursions, excavations and archaeological conferences to keep readers in touch with the CBA network.

  • First Issue: February 1995
  • Latest Issue: January/February 2020
  • Issue Count: 171
  • Published: Bi-monthly
  • ISSN: 2514-3409

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