In CA 274, Mick explained how his local research project examining the origins of Winscombe in Somerset got off the ground. Now he gives us an overview of the area itself, and how he proposed to tackle its archaeology. Winscombe is a parish in the north of Somerset, lying towards the western end of the [...]
In his new bi-monthly column, Mick Aston guides us through the trials and triumphs of local archaeology. He starts by recalling the genesis of his current research project at Winscombe, Somerset. When I moved to Winscombe parish in 1984 there were no thoughts in my mind of conducting a project there: indeed, I had taken a conscious decision [...]
We are delighted to announce that Phil Harding is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award.
This year’s winner of the Book of the Year award is Roman Camps in Britain by Rebecca Jones, as reviewed in issue 268 of Current Archaeology.
This year, the Research Project of the Year award went to Richard III: the search for the last Plantagenet king, featured in CA 272.
Congratulations to Folkestone: Roman villa or Iron Age oppidum?, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the Current Archaeology Awards 2013.
We would like to invite anyone attending Current Archaeology Live 2013 to join us at a special Editor-in-Chief’s dinner after the conference on Friday 1st March. The meal will take place directly after the evening reception, at the Goodge Street branch of Spaghetti House at 8:30pm, and will be attended by our founder and [...]
This year at the conference we held an Archaeology Fair, where we brought together, in one bustling marketplace, a varied group of people whose businesses will be of interest to our subscribers and delegates to the conference. Dedicated booksellers, archaeology tour specialists, and companies working within the technical field of archaeology were all there. We hope you enjoyed what [...]
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Update: for an account of how DNA analysis confirmed the identity of Richard III, see our short article by Dr Turi King, who led this aspect of the research. The recently-discovered skeletal remains thought to be a ‘prime candidate’ for Richard III are to undergo DNA analysis in order to confirm their identity. This laboratory [...]
University of Leicester archaeologists today (12 September) announced the discovery of an adult male skeleton suffering from scoliosis, which they believe may be the remains of Richard III. What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, where the spine curves either to the left or to the right of the body. [...]
English Heritage’s senior archaeologist and winner at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards 2012
CA recently interviewed Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, on challenges facing the heritage sector, and the new draft National Planning Framework. The National Trust is extremely worried about the new draft National Planning Framework. Do you share their concerns? Absolutely, and we are delighted that the NT is making a [...]
Archaeology graduate Emma Watts-Plumpkin left university in the summer – but not before being bitten by the digging bug. Here she recalls her experiences, from rooky through to old hand. When you have never been on a dig before, it can be quite a daunting prospect. My first excavation was in my initial [...]
On the night of 31 March 1986, Hampton Court Palace caught fire. The great state apartments, built by Wren, were ravaged, but a decision was at once made to restore them to their original condition. The Historic Royal Palaces Agency has decided also to restore King William Ill’s Privy Garden, which was laid out with [...]