Tintagel Castle

Medieval historian Geoffrey of Monmouth claimed Arthur was conceived at Tintagel, a myth that has helped make it one of the most visited archaeological sites in Britain. What do we really know about this iconic site? A major excavation project, begun in the 1990s, has just published its conclusions.


Suffolk Gold

A stunning hoard of Iron Age gold coins was found in Suffolk in spring 2008, and has turned out to be one of the largest and most spectacular finds of its kind in Britain. Unusually, for a find of this size, almost all the coins were found actually in situ at the base of the […]


CA Awards

We’ve gone through the last 12 months of CA and picked out some of the sites, projects, books and personalities that have made an impression and generated feedback. The next step is up to you: we need your votes to determine who will be the recipients of the inaugural Current Archaeology Awards. Click here to […]


Archaeology Festival 2009

Current Archaeology, Cardiff University and the National Museum Cardiff are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Archaeology Festival, 6-8 February 2009


Viking house found at Hungate

Archaeologists in York have uncovered a Viking house at Hungate earlier this month. The building dates from the mid to late 10th century and is of the same type as those found at Coppergate during excavations in the late 1970s and early 1980s – now part of the famous JORVIK Viking Centre.


Is this Britain's oldest toy?

A lump of chalk carved to resemble a piglet with snout and floppy ears has been found in the grave of a prehistoric child buried near Stonehenge.

1 - Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's first theatre

Shakespeare is associated mainly with the Globe and the South Bank. But most of his early plays were first performed at a playhouse in Shoreditch called simply ‘The Theatre’. Museum of London archaeologists think they have just found it.


Celtic Art and Tourist Knick Knacks

Enamelled bronzes from Roman Britain have turned up all over the Roman world.  This poses an interesting question: were Celtic artists making tourist knick knacks for Roman soldiers to take back home? Leading expert Ernst Künzl puts a British ‘souvenir’ into context.


Chiswick House

English Heritage archaeologists have recently had a rare chance to investigate Britain’s first ‘Palladian’ country house – Chiswick House in West London.