Excavating Cataractonium

Excavating Cataractonium

In 2018, Highways England opened an upgraded section of motorway on the A1 in North Yorkshire. Construction of the new road prompted a series of large-scale excavations, with illuminating results. Stuart Ross and Cath Ross present some of the preliminary findings.

Science Notes – Progress in potsherd recording
Science Notes – Progress in potsherd recording
In this month’s ‘Science Notes’, we look at new research that could change the way in which archaeological survey is carried out in the future, exploring an article published in the Journal of Archaeological Science that offers the first proof ...
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Herefordshire hoard thieves sentenced
Herefordshire hoard thieves sentenced
Four men have been found guilty of charges associated with theft and failure to declare a hoard of over 300 Anglo-Saxon coins and items of jewellery ...
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Medieval house investigated in Llandaff
Medieval house investigated in Llandaff
Excavations in Llandaff, near Cardiff, have uncovered a medieval building next to the Old Bishop’s Castle during a project to construct a new community centre on the site of a block of public toilets ...
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Excavating Cataractonium
Excavating Cataractonium
In 2018, Highways England opened an upgraded section of motorway on the A1 in North Yorkshire. Construction of the new road prompted a series of large-scale excavations, with illuminating results. Stuart Ross and Cath Ross present some of the preliminary ...
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Excavating the CA archive: Roman villas – part 3
Excavating the CA archive: Roman villas – part 3
In this third column on Roman villas, Joe Flatman turns his sights north and westwards, into the frontier lands where traditionally villas have not been expected to be found ...
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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
Join Strata Florida for an experience full of history, culture and archaeology! The Strata Florida ...
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Caherconnell Archaeological Field School
Caherconnell Archaeological Field School (CAFS) was set up in 2010 with a vision for providing ...
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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

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

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

1300 BC – The Dover Bronze Age Boat

A large Bronze Age boat has recently been discovered at Dover. Keith Parfitt, of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, reports ...
Castell Henllys

200 BC – Castell Henllys

The Celts were warriors, and the most prominent remains of the Iron Age are the great hillforts, surrounded by banks ...
Snettisham

100 BC – The Snettisham Treasure

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 March 2019, we heard about a wealth of incredible new discoveries – including the fascinating finds from one the UK’s largest ever excavations, archaeological textiles, new evidence from a Viking Age mass grave, and the results of the award-winning Bell Beaker DNA project.

The next event will be held on 28-29 February 2020 – save the date!

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