Contact, conquest, and Cartimandua

Contact, conquest, and Cartimandua

Long-running improvement works on a section of the A1 have uncovered rare traces of how contact with the Roman Empire transformed a northern Iron Age settlement at a key routeway junction. Carly Hilts reports.

The role of the River Boyne in prehistory
The role of the River Boyne in prehistory
A project investigating the archaeology of the River Boyne is revealing the river’s significance in the wider monumental landscape of Brú na Bóinne, Co. Meath ...
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Analysing injuries from medieval arrows
Analysing injuries from medieval arrows
Analysis of skeletons from a Dominican friary in Exeter has revealed new information about medieval arrow injuries ...
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Amateur archaeologists identify new sites
Amateur archaeologists identify new sites
Volunteers examining aerial surveys from home have shed new light on previously unidentified archaeology in south-west England ...
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Excavating the CA archive: the Welsh Marches
Excavating the CA archive: the Welsh Marches
In this column Joe Flatman explores the medieval castles, Iron Age hillforts, famous earthworks, and historic towns of the Welsh Marches visited by CA over the years ...
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Heritage from home – July
Heritage from home – July
Although some heritage sites are slowly reopening, many of our favourite destinations will remain closed for a while longer. To fill the gap, Amy Brunskill has created another summary of some of the best ways to get involved in archaeology ...
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Dig into Shropshire’s past at Soulton Hall
PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED Help DigVentures investigate a rare 12th-13th ...
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Topographic Survey Training
Topographic survey training [Image: Mercian Archaeological Services CIC] In archaeology the ability to measure the ...
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Mercian Archaeological Services Post-Fieldwork Training School
As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2020 Field School ...
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Strata Florida Archaeology Field School
PLEASE NOTE: In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is with great sadness that ...
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Recent Issues

Think differently: think Archaeology!
Think differently: think Archaeology!
This month marks the second University Archaeology Day, following 2017’s successful inaugural event. Charlotte Frearson, Jennifer French, and Andrew Gardner ...
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Is there a future in studying the past?
Is there a future in studying the past?
Is this the time to pursue a course in archaeology? The word from the field that reaches the Current Archaeology ...
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Into the Light - CASPAR at UCL
Into the Light – CASPAR at UCL
Don Henson, Director of CASPAR (Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology) explains how an innovative new centre at ...
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University Guide
University Guide
A guide to all the major university archaeology departments in the UKHere we list all the major University departments that ...
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Distance Learning - Anytime Anywhere
Distance Learning – Anytime Anywhere
Distance learning can offer a valuable route into archaeological study for those who are unable, or just don't want to, ...
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Want to be a Digger? - Entering the world of commercial archaeology
Want to be a Digger? – Entering the world of commercial archaeology
Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Head of Communications, Wessex Archaeology offers us his insight and tips on getting onto the earchaeology career ...
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Walk the Timeline

Learn all about the archaeology of Britain from these easy-to-read cyber tours, specially adapted from articles in Current Archaeology.


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500000 BC - Boxgrove
In a gravel pit at Boxgrove, just outside Chichester, the remains of a man have been discovered, half a million ...
2500 BC - The Clava Cairns
Burial chambers of the Neolithic In the Neolithic - the New Stone Age - the older you were, the more ...
Dover Boat
A large Bronze Age boat has recently been discovered at Dover. Keith Parfitt, of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, reports ...
Castell Henllys
The Celts were warriors, and the most prominent remains of the Iron Age are the great hillforts, surrounded by banks ...
Snettisham
The great Iron Age hoards discovered at Snettisham in Norfolk form the richest Iron Age treasure ever discovered in this ...

Current Archaeology LIVE!

Each year Current Archaeology runs an annual conference to showcase the best of archaeology at home and abroad. We have a series of talks given by the country’s leading archaeologists, and we also present the annual Archaeology Awards.

Current Archaeology Live! is an annual two-day conference that tells you all you need to know about the latest discoveries from Britain and abroad. We hear from the foremost archaeological experts on recent finds and ground-breaking research – it is always an entertaining, stimulating and enjoyable event, attended by over 400 people every year.  In February 2020, we heard about a wealth of incredible new discoveries – including the fascinating recent results from Star Carr, the story of an Elizabethan theatre in London, new information about the skeletons of the Mary Rose, and the evidence for plague in Roman Britain.

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