The die is cast: Investigating Icenian coinage

The die is cast: Investigating Icenian coinage

In a period that is largely defined by the Romans and their written histories, thanks to a relatively poor archaeological record, coinage offers one of the best ways of learning about Britain’s sometimes elusive Late Iron Age tribes. A ten-year study of the coins of the East Anglian Iceni by John Talbot has delved into the production, distribution, and characteristics of their currency, illuminating previously unknown aspects of their culture. Here, he explores questions of identity, and hunts for hidden faces.
Excavating the CA archive: Coppergate
Excavating the CA archive: Coppergate
In this latest excavation of the CA archive, I continue to explore some of the ‘great excavations’ reported on over the years by the magazine. Last month, CA 340 included news of a York Archaeological Trust (YAT) oral history project, ...
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The die is cast: Investigating Icenian coinage
The die is cast: Investigating Icenian coinage
In a period that is largely defined by the Romans and their written histories, thanks to a relatively poor archaeological record, coinage offers one of the best ways of learning about Britain’s sometimes elusive Late Iron Age tribes. A ten-year ...
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Unpicking Pictish Burghead
Unpicking Pictish Burghead
The Picts remain one of the more elusive early medieval kingdoms of Britain, and our knowledge of their culture is still rather limited. But archaeological work and post-excavation research at Burghead, near Lossiemouth in Moray, is helping to illuminate these ...
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The Londinium diet
The Londinium diet
A recent study, conducted by researchers from the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology at the Museum of London and Durham University, has looked into the diet of Roman London. Children were of particular interest to the team, as they may have ...
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Moat of Newark Castle uncovered
Moat of Newark Castle uncovered
The long-lost moat of Newark Castle has been rediscovered during a £60m project led by Severn Trent to upgrade Newark’s sewers. The discovery was made while the engineers were working in Castlegate Street, just to the south-east of the remaining ...
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Mucklestone
A SOTMAS member and resident of Mucklestone, learned that whenever a field called "Old House ...
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The Newbarns Project
Excavation of Neolithic Kerb Cairns with prehistoric cremation burials on later multi settlement site up ...
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Kent Archaeological Field School
Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2018 will include: Field Walking and Map ...
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Les Varines
Les Varines, a Magdalenian settlement approximately 14,500 years old, is an exceptional site which has ...
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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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Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society
Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society
The Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society is an active Society of enthusiastic amateurs, based in the Isle of Thanet, in ...
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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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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.

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!