St John the Baptist’s in Inglesham, Wilts., is a Saxon church that boasts a stunning gallery of artwork spanning seven centuries. Images and text compete for space on its walls, in some places overlapping up to 21 layers thick.
Last night saw the first episode of Pub Dig premiere on Channel 5: an exuberant hunt for Elizabeth I’s lost dockyard – once home to the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Resurrecting London’s lost Medieval cathedral: what was St Paul’s cathedral like on the eve of the Great Fire?
Many archaeologists like to visit the pub for a post-excavation pint or two… but Pub Dig has taken this tradition to a new level. CA caught up with Paul Blinkhorn to learn more.
An initiative to help rehabilitate injured soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan by getting them involved in archaeology.
Now in its fifth year, Current Archaeology Live! is still going from strength to strength. Held for the first time at the University of London’s Senate House, over 350 people came to share the latest news from digs taking place all over the UK and abroad, and to hear the results of the 2012 Current […]
Is the Titanic archaeology? A century since her loss on 15th April 1912 we examine how recent survey has revolutionised knowledge of the wreck.
What is archaeology alongside a film crew like? Matthew Symonds found out. There is something different about a Time Team dig. Excavations normally have an air of calm, with people quietly troweling, sectioning features or wrestling with drawing frames. The hustle and bustle comes at tea time, when diggers compete for the best biscuits and […]
A Roman imperial jigsaw puzzle The discovery of fragmentary remains of several Roman helmets at Hallaton, Leicestershire, set conservators quite a challenge. Now, over a decade later their work is complete. Helen Sharp and Simon James reveal what has been learnt. It is 11 years since a mass of corroded iron was found in a […]
One summer’s day in 2007 several companions set about an ambitious piece of landscaping in the back garden of their residence in Hackney, Greater London. As their shovels pierced the turf they were likely to have been thinking of the heavy work before them when a chance discovery brought them to a halt; for […]