About Current Archaeology

Current Archaeology (CA) is the UK’s leading (and best-selling) archaeology magazine, established in print in 1967, and established on the web since 1996.


It was founded in 1967 by Andrew Selkirk, who is the present Editor-in-Chief. Issue 1 was mailed free of charge to university academics and archaeologists, with invitations to become subscribers from issue 2. The magazine now has more than 17,000 subscribers worldwide. From 1967 to 2007 the magazine was bi-monthly, and in November 2007 it became monthly.


The magazine aims to bridge the gap between the amateur and the professional in archaeology. Most of the articles are written by the archaeologists involved, and are then edited to ensure it is accessible to all. We aim neither to preach, nor to give a bare recital of facts. Instead we tell you the stories; why the excavators went there; how they made their discoveries; what they found – and what it all means.


  • Features: Each issue includes at least 4 major features, covering topics from all areas of archaeology around the UK
  • News: The magazine includes at least four pages of news each issue.
  • Reviews: A section of reviews covers book and exhibitions.
  • Columns: We have regular columns from Andrew Selkirk and from Chris Catling, some of which you can read online.

Who produces it?

CA is produced by Current Publishing (who also produce a sister magazine, Current World Archaeology). You can find a list of our main contributors here. We are a small and enthusiastic team based in West London where we write and design the magazine, and also deal with the subscriptions and business functions of the magazines. So if you have any query about CA, just give us a call on 020 8819 5580 and there will be someone here to help you.

How do I get Current Archaeology

Current Archaeology is available mainly by subscription. You can subscribe online using our secure server, or you can call us on 020 8819 5580. You can also write to us; click here for full details

How do I find out more?

Now you know a bit about us, why not read about what we do. You can read summaries of our latest articles; or see what has been in some of the previous magazines; or find out what our writers have been up to; and then maybe, give us a try, and subscribe risk free!