What should I call my book? As some of you may know, I am spending my retirement, or semi-retirement, on writing what I call my big book. But what should I call it? My book is a drama in five acts, comparing the Greeks and Romans with the great empires that came before, the Minoans, […]
Current Archaeology’s Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Selkirk, tells all about his recent trip to Hadrian’s Wall. Vindolanda is flourishing. It is unique because it is run by the Vindolanda Trust, and receives no money from the state. Most of the work is done by volunteers, not only in excavating, but also in writing up.
Discover the stories revealed by the bones of Londoners in this fascinating evening workshop. Immerse yourself in this hands-on workshop where you will learn different techniques for identifying biological profiles of individual skeletons. Explore 2D and 3D facial reconstruction techniques with the guidance and knowledge of professionals from Sherlock Bone. Inspired by the Museum of […]
How do we rate the Emperor Trajan? Trajan is something of an in-between emperor, coming after a bad Emperor, Domitian, followed by a weak Emperor, Nerva, but being followed by the three great emperors who form the apex of the Roman Empire in the second century – Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. Does Trajan […]
Sutton Hoo is best known for the elite Anglo-Saxon cemetery excavated there in the 1930s, but more recent campaigns tell an even richer tale. The royal burials sprang from an earlier cemetery, and were followed by dozens of graves of execution victims. How does the sequence track the journey of Anglo-Saxons, from pagan immigrants to […]
What were Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall for, and how did they influence everyday life in their shadow? As questions about modern borders continue to make the headlines, Matthew Symonds investigates Rome’s land frontiers in Britain. Borders are big news at the moment. We all know that a ‘great wall’ is planned along the US […]
Hadrian’s Wall has a special place in British archaeology and especially so in the history of Current Archaeology, being a place that the founders of CA knew and loved before they launched the magazine and to which they have returned repeatedly over the years.
The great archaeological bake-off Thank you to all of you who entered our competition to bake CA a 50th birthday cake. Your creations looked fantastic. The winner is Hazel Mosley, with this detailed depiction of an archaeologist taking a break with CA 310 (typically, all the finds are hidden under the spoil heap!). Thanks to our friends at Oxbow Books for providing […]
More than 300 people came along to celebrate 40 years of Hadrian’s Wall research at our special conference on 2-4 September, organised in partnership with Durham University and sponsored by Andante Travels. The celebratory weekend began on Friday with a tour to Vindolanda and Housesteads with Andante Travels, led by expert guides Mark Corney and David […]
The excavations at Must Farm have been talk of the town at Historic England HQ, and the world over! To celebrate the incredible Bronze Age discoveries and final press call I baked a Must Farm Mud Cake for the team and submitted it to the Festival of Archaeology’s #archaeobake competition. Celia Knight Historic England This […]