This year has seen many important advances in archaeological knowledge, technology, and methodology.
Author: Emma Watts-Plumpkin
Rescue archaeology is vital work carried out in areas threatened by human or natural agencies.
This year has brought many excellent books through our door. The following titles are those we feel deserve special recognition.
We always look forward to escaping from the office to meet archaeologists working to uncover the secrets of the past â€“ their hard work and dedication is always inspiring. This year we would like to put forward the following individuals for special recognition of their work.
Explaining the end of Early Anglo-Saxon funerary traditions While rewriting the Neolithic in Gathering Time (CA 259), Alex Bayliss was also working with John Hines and a team of experts on a longer-term project to discover what new scientific techniques could reveal about Early Anglo-Saxon burials. The results shed fascinating light on an England […]
Current Archaeology Live! 2014 was held on 28th Feb – 1st March 2014, at the University of London’s Senate House. Once again we heard from a fantastic line-up of the foremost archaeological experts on the latest astonishing finds and ground-breaking research. The full timetable can be found below: Current Archaeology Awards The winners of the […]
Making a killing in the Thames Estuary In 2004 the skeleton of an elephant still surrounded by the flints used to butcher it some 400,000 years ago was discovered by Oxford Archaeology. Now, over nine years of study has shed new light on Palaeolithic activity in Britain. It also provides a rare glimpse of an […]
Oxford Archaeology, one of the oldest archaeological units in the UK, celebrates its 40th birthday this autumn. CA caught up with Chief Executive Gill Hey to hear about the triumphs and tribulations of four decades of developer-driven archaeology. Happy birthday! So why was Oxford Archaeology (OA) formed in 1973? It all came out of the […]
Had you arrived 400,000 years ago, the Thames Estuary would offer a world-class safari. Lions, rhinos, monkeys, and elephants all quenched their thirst near what is now Ebbsfleet. Some never left. One massive bull elephant was brought down by a pack of particularly dangerous predators. As well as daring to take on the massive, 4m-high […]