Leicester Mosaic

Leicester’s Roman high life

The largest excavation undertaken in Leicester for over a decade has shed vivid new light on the city’s early Roman history, as well as revealing evidence of luxurious dwellings, including one of the biggest fragments of mosaic floor found in the city in 150 years.
Review - Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
Review – Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
Who were the Scythians? They left behind no written records, but archaeology lets us get up close and personal with these nomadic warriors. Lucia Marchini finds out more at the British Museum’s latest exhibition. From the end of the 17th ...
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Roman sarcophagus found in Southwark
Roman sarcophagus found in Southwark
Archaeologists working in Southwark have uncovered a late Roman sarcophagus, whose contents are soon to be examined at the Museum of London’s archive.  The excavation was carried out at Harper Road by Pre-Construct Archaeology (working on behalf of the archaeological ...
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Using parchment to reveal the ancient lives of livestock
Using parchment to reveal the ancient lives of livestock
Innovative ways of utilising ancient protein and DNA analysis have revealed new information about medieval parchment and the animals from which they are made. A group of researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the University of York have taken eraser ...
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Brighton's Royal Pavilion Estate renovations reveal Quaker burial site
Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Estate renovations reveal Quaker burial site
In March of this year work began on an ambitious project to restore and reunite Brighton's historic Royal Pavilion Estate buildings and garden, starting with a major refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre. During the course ...
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The Iron Age - Roman transition in Dorset
The Iron Age – Roman transition in Dorset
Further excavations conducted by Bournemouth University at North Down, Winterborne Kingston, in Dorset, have revealed a Later Bronze Age settlement and an enclosed farmstead of Later Iron Age date. The investigation, conducted by staff and students together with field school participants and local ...
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Dig-IT at Epiacum
The Roman Fort of Epiacum lies at the heart of an unspoiled, archaeologically rich landscape ...
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Swartigill Iron Age Project
The Swartigill site was identified in a survey carried out in 2004, as some stonework ...
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Copped Hall Archaeology & Geophysics Taster Weekends
Interested in Archaeology or Geophysics? Join us in July for a TASTER WEEKEND at COPPED ...
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Copped Hall Archaeology Field Schools
Two 5-day Field Schools, for people already familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation ...
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Recent Issues

Peterborough Archaeology
Peterborough Archaeology
Peterborough and its surrounding area has been an important centre for settlement, industry and trade for many thousands of years ...
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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 commerical archaeology
Want to be a Digger? – Entering the world of commerical 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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500,000 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.

23-24 February 2018

Current Archaeology Live! 2018 will be returning to the University of London’s Senate House, on 23-24 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be hearing from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and we are looking forward to an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days – we hope you will join us!