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 […]
Author: Emma Watts-Plumpkin
Cliffs End Farm; Welsh Slate; Excavating Barrow Clump; England’s Vanishing Heritage; Butser Ancient Farm; plus much more.
The Atlas Shipwreck Survey Project, conducted by Odyssey Marine Exploration across the Western Approaches and western English Channel from 2005 to 2011, has made many major finds. Here are their five most important.
This year at the conference we will once again be holding our Archaeology Fair, where we bring together, in one bustling marketplace, a varied group of people whose businesses will be of interest to our subscribers and delegates to the conference. Dedicated booksellers, archaeology tour specialists, and companies working within the technical field of archaeology […]
We would like to invite anyone attending Current Archaeology Live! 2015 to join us at a special Editor-in-Chief’s dinner after the conference on Friday 27th February. The meal will take place directly after the evening reception, at the Goodge Street branch of Spaghetti House, and will be attended by our founder and Editor-in-Chief Andrew Selkirk, […]
Home: A Time Traveller’s Tales from Britain’s Prehistory Francis Pryor Allen Lane, £20.00 ISBN 978-1846144875 ‘Archaeology is about the past as experienced by ordinary people,’ writes Francis Pryor. Arguing that the past is too often approached from the top down, focusing on monarchs and political events, he makes the case for a greater emphasis on […]
The History of Archaeology Paul Bahn (ed.) Routledge, £24.99 ISBN 978-0415841726 This welcome book is essential reading for archaeology students, with 13 contributors exploring the discipline’s development in different countries. Bahn opens with a chapter on pre-modern views of the past, while Colin Renfrew concludes with comments on the future of archaeology. For those with […]
The Great Archaeologists Brian Fagan (ed) Thames & Hudson, £24.95 ISBN 978-0500051818 Archaeology can lay claim to its fair share of colourful practitioners. Among the 70 lives spanning over 300 years chronicled here are eccentrics, adventurers, and visionaries. Unsurprisingly, not all of them were ‘great’ in the sense that their approaches would be endorsed by […]
The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain M.C. Bishop Pen and Sword, £19.99 ISBN 978-1848846159 The title of this book is rather modest about its true scope. While this volume has plenty of interest to say about Roman roads, at its heart this is an alternative history of Britain. Laying out what could […]
Religion in Medieval London: archaeology and belief B Barber, C Thomas, and B Watson MOLA, £10.00 ISBN 978-1907586071 Modern London is a diverse city, yet for all its variety, traditional religious practice is on the wane, with congregations dwindling. Conversely, in the Medieval period, religion was central to daily life, but London’s religious landscape was […]