Author: Emma Watts-Plumpkin


PRESS RELEASE: Drumclay crannog wins prestigious Rescue Dig of the Year award for 2016

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 […]


Current Archaeology Live! 2016

Current Archaeology Live! 2016 returned to Senate House, London, on 26-27 February, for another entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days! We heard from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research – you can see the full line up of incredible speakers in the timetable below. Archaeology Awards The winners of the prestigious Current […]


Hadrian’s Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research

Current Archaeology Live!  presents a special conference, in partnership with Durham University: Hadrian’s Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research 2-4 September 2016, at Durham University Join us in September for a conference celebrating one of Britain’s greatest archaeological treasures. Hadrian’s Wall is the most famous example of a Roman frontier, but it is also the most mysterious. Far more massive […]


Book of the Year 2016

This year’s winner of the Book of the Year award is The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland by Marion Dowd   Celtic Art in Europe: Making Connections (Editors: Chris Gosden, Sally Crawford, and Katharina Ulmschneider, CA 302) This collection of 37 papers is essential reading for those interested in the possible meanings of decorated objects from […]


Rescue Dig of the Year 2016

  Congratulations to The Drumclay crannog-dwellers: revealing 1,000 years of lakeside living, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the 2016 Current Archaeology Awards.     The Drumclay crannog-dwellers: revealing 1,000 years of lakeside living (CA 299 – Nora Bermingham and Caitríona Moore, excavations carried out on behalf of the Department of […]


Research Project of the Year 2016

  This year, the Research Project of the Year award went to Recapturing Berkeley Castle: one trench, 1500 years of English history   Digging Sedgeford: A people’s Archaeology (CA 299 –Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) Almost two decades of digging at an Anglo-Saxon settlement in Norfolk has shed intriguing light on early medieval settlement […]


Archaeologist of the Year 2016

We are delighted to announce that Roberta Gilchrist is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award.   Philip Crummy Philip Crummy is Director and Principal Archaeologist at Colchester Archaeological Trust, a position he has held since 1971. In that time he has dedicated his career to putting Roman Colchester (Camulodunum) on […]


Editor-in-Chief’s Dinner: Spaghetti House

We would like to invite anyone attending Current Archaeology Live! 2016 to join us at a special Editor-in-Chief’s dinner after the conference on Friday 26th February.  The meal will take place directly after the evening reception, at the Goodge Street branch of Spaghetti House at 7:30pm, and will be attended by our founder and Editor-in-Chief […]

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It is the immediacy of Must Farm’s archaeology that is so startling. Walking around the site it is easy to believe that the embers have barely cooled following the disaster that overtook the settlement. Instead, the charred and tumbled vestiges of roundhouses lay in Fenland silts for almost 3,000 years. This stunning preservation will bring Late Bronze Age building techniques […]


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Cliffs End Farm; Welsh Slate; Excavating Barrow Clump; England’s Vanishing Heritage; Butser Ancient Farm; plus much more.

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