It was not until CA 20 (May 1970) that the first interview was published in the magazine. It was with Martin Biddle, at that time directing the excavations under way on Saxon and medieval Winchester.
One of the hallmarks of CA is the diversity of its geographic coverage. In this instalment of my excavation of the CA archive, I explore some of the stories behind the international travels of the Selkirks before they launched CA’s sister magazine, Current World Archaeology, in 2003.
Recently I had the good fortune to spend a week in France doing babysitting duties with my grandchildren at my son’s house near Toulouse. It gave me the opportunity to read, so I so took with me a book on Babylon by Michael Seymour which we had been sent for review. Here are my thoughts. […]
Every year on 1 April, the staff of CA eagerly scan as many news sources as we can get our hands on, searching for the best archaeological April Fools’ Day pranks that we can spot (while keeping everything crossed that we don’t laughingly pass up a genuine scoop!). This year we weren’t disappointed – here […]
In the late 20th century, a British prime minister looked at her country, saw that it was in decline and set out to reverse that decline; her name was Margaret Thatcher. In the mid-fourth century a Roman emperor looked at the Roman Empire and saw that it was in decline and set out to reverse […]
Kenwood has just been revamped. It had been closed for two years —it needed a new roof: so how does it look? For those who do not know Kenwood, it is a superb country house set on the northern edge of Hampstead Heath and thus rather remote from public transport. It was built, […]
Where to begin? Mick reveals why the County Record Office should be the first port of call for any project investigating the local landscape. Maps, particularly early maps, are one of the most important sources for any local project similar to ours at Winscombe in Somerset. Most of these will be found in a County […]
As Time Team ends its run, Jim Mower – an archaeologist and producer for ten years on the programme – reflects on two decades of television archaeology and asks: what’s next? Time Team is the longest running history/archaeology strand in television history. Although often criticised over its lifetime, this is, by any reckoning, a remarkable […]
In CA 274, Mick explained how his local research project examining the origins of Winscombe in Somerset got off the ground. Now he gives us an overview of the area itself, and how he proposed to tackle its archaeology. Winscombe is a parish in the north of Somerset, lying towards the western end of […]
In his new bi-monthly column, Mick Aston guides us through the trials and triumphs of local archaeology. He starts by recalling the genesis of his current research project at Winscombe, Somerset. When I moved to Winscombe parish in 1984 there were no thoughts in my mind of conducting a project there: indeed, I had taken […]