British Archaeology

Archived since February 1995 Complete Archive Bi-monthly

190 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

Ahead of an announcement from the British Museum about a new archaeological project, we review the Benin restitution debate, focus on the work of British archaeologists in the former Nigerian kingdom, and consider the rights and wrongs of the “universal museum”. In Scotland, investigation of a rich archaeological landscape is throwing unexpected light on Pictish history and culture. And in London we showcase key discoveries from the UK’s largest urban archaeology project – Crossrail, the route of the Elizabeth line. Our usual regulars of reviews, news and opinion are joined by highlights from the 2022 Archaeological Achievement Awards, and our annual tribute to archaeologists and lovers of antiquity who have passed away.

Subjects: Archaeology, History, Hobby

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  • First Issue: February 1995
  • Latest Issue: March/April 2023
  • Issue Count: 190
  • Published: Bi-monthly
  • ISSN: 2514-3409