Month: December 2010

UnRoman attitudes: exposing the myth of Britannia

We traditionally see Roman Britain from the Rome-centred view; but how did the Britons really react? Now, a new book by Miles Russell and Stuart Laycock explores a different perspective, asking: what did the Romans truly ever do for us? In 2010, 1600 years after the traditional date when Rome cut the province of Britannia […]

Current Archaeology LIVE! 2011

Current Archaeology would like to thank all those who attended, contributed to, or otherwise aided, this year’s Archaeology LIVE! at the British Museum, making it yet another great success. Since its inception, the conference has to gone from strength to strength, and we look forward to building on this again next year!

Frome Hoard

A massive ceramic jar containing over 52,000 Roman coins has been discovered by a metal detectorist in a Somerset field — the largest coin hoard ever found in Britain in a single pot. What can it tell us about wealth, ritual and political upheaval in Roman Britain? In April 2010, metal detectorist Dave Crisp discovered […]