Save the Date! 23-24 February 2018 Current Archaeology Live! 2018 will be returning to the University of London’s Senate House, on 23-24 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be hearing from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and we are looking forward to an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days – we […]
Author: Emma Watts-Plumpkin
Excavations at Blick Mead have revealed an unprecedented array of evidence for large Mesolithic gatherings and extravagant feasts taking place just over a mile from where Stonehenge would be built thousands of years later.
Every year, the Current Archaeology Awards celebrate the people and projects that have made the pages of CA this year, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology. These awards are voted for entirely by the public – there are no panels of judges. You can read about all the 2017 nominees using […]
Issue 320 of Current Archaeology goes on sale today (6 October), boasting a brand new look with even more pages of dedicated archaeological content. You can now immerse yourself in extra pages of features, more book reviews, a new column, and more – we hope you enjoy it! NEW: Digital Archive Access To celebrate the new […]
Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London’s Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be hearing from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and we are looking forward to an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days – we hope you will join us!
PRESS RELEASE: Professor Roberta Gilchrist wins prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award for 2016
Top honours for Archaeologist of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Professor Roberta Gilchrist. A pioneer in social approaches to medieval archaeology, she has addressed new questions on gender, age, and belief, and has published numerous major studies on medieval nunneries, hospitals, castles and burials. Her recently published monograph Glastonbury Abbey: archaeological excavations 1904-1979 […]
PRESS RELEASE: The Berkeley Castle Project wins prestigious Research Project of the Year award for 2016
Accepting the award for Research Project of the Year were Professor Mark Horton and Emily Glass of the University of Bristol. The long-running project in Gloucestershire, which completed its 10th season last summer, has unearthed masses of archaeological material, spanning some 1,500 years of English history from the Roman period to the Civil War. The prize forms […]
PRESS RELEASE: ‘The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland’ wins prestigious Book of the Year award for 2016
Winner of the award for Book of the Year was Dr Marion Dowd for The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland (published by Oxbow Books). Tracing the story of Irish caves from sacred spaces associated with life and death in prehistory to modern sites of sport and tourism, this trailblazing book brings together archaeology, history, mythology and place-names and […]
Nora Bermingham and Caitríona Moore accept Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Dig of the Year award for 2016, for their work on the Drumclay crannog The award for Rescue Dig of the Year was accepted by Dr Nora Bermingham and Caitríona Moore who carried out the rare excavation of a crannog (a medieval artificial island) in Co. Fermanagh on behalf […]