Here is the team that put the magazines together. To email us, use first name of the contact below @archaeology.co.uk
Andrew Selkirk founded Current Archaeology in 1967 with his wife Wendy, and is now Editor-in-Chief. He has always been interested in archaeology: he did his first dig at school at the age of 13, subsequently went up to Oxford, where he read classics and became President of the Oxford University Archaeological Society. Believing that you cannot understand the past unless you first understand the present, he then became a Chartered Accountant, but while serving articles, he edited the student magazine Contra. This gave him a taste for editing magazine, so having qualified, he decided to abandon accountancy and launch a new archaeology magazine, called Current Archaeology. This was a success from the start, and has covered virtually all aspects of British archaeology.
Andrew Selkirk is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was Vice-President of the Royal Archaeological Institute, and has served on the councils of the Prehistoric Society, and the Roman Society. He has a particular interest in amateur archaeology, and is Chairman of the Council for Independent Archaeology which was established to promote archaeology carried out independently of government.
He is currently writing a book, Barbarism and Civilisation, the first drafts of which can be read on the website www.civilization.org.uk
Matthew Symonds studied archaeology at Nottingham University, and then at Christ Church, Oxford. He is a visiting fellow at Newcastle University, has co-edited three volumes on Roman frontiers, and is particularly interested in Roman fortlets. He has excavated in Bulgaria, Sicily, Italy, and Britain, but is most at home on Hadrian’s Wall.
Click here to see a full interview with Matt, as published in issue 255 of Current Archaeology.
Carly studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at St John’s College, Cambridge, before becoming a journalist. Quickly realising she preferred covering history and archaeology stories above all others, she joined Time Team as a researcher, later working for Horrible Histories and helping to create an ancient Egyptian-themed computer game. At CA she is responsible for news and is always glad to receive suggestions for the section. She also helps with features.
Lucia studied Spanish and Classics at King’s College London. She then decided to devote more of her time to the ancient world and read for an MA in Classics at UCL. She has worked as a researcher on a number of history-related book, radio, and film projects and as a journalist, writing on archaeological discoveries, exhibitions, and travel.
Neil read political economy at King’s College, Cambridge and was then a teacher for a number of years before turning to archaeology, and taking his doctorate at the Institute of Archaeology, London, with a study of late Roman towns. He is well-known as a tour guide and lecturer, and has directed excavations for Time Team. However he is best known for his long-running excavations at Sedgeford, in Norfolk. He has written three books, The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain, Apocalypse, the story of the Jewish revolt. and Hidden Treasure for the BBC.
Chris has been digging since he was 16, and is currently co-Director with Tim Darvill of an excavation near Cirencester looking at a linked Neolithic long barrow and causewayed enclosure. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and writes their fortnightly Salon newsletter (http://www.sal.org.uk/salon/), considered compulsory reading by many in the heritage sector for its reporting of the policy issues that impact on archaeology. He is the best-selling author of travel guides to Venice, Florence, Amsterdam, Madeira, London and Crete, and with countless popular articles on British archaeology, he now joins us as contributing editor.
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