Author: Kathryn Krakowka

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Research Project of the Year 2018

This has been another exceptional year for archaeological research. Below are all the nominees in this category. Voting has now closed, and the winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018.   Blick Mead: exploring the ‘first place in the Stonehenge landscape (University […]

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Archaeologist of the Year 2018

Who deserves special recognition for their work, research, and dedication to archaeology?   Below are the three nominees. Click here to read interviews with each of them. Voting has now closed, and all the winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018. Timothy […]

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Book of the Year 2018

Many excellent books have been featured in CA this year. Below are all the nominees in this category. Voting has now closed, and all the winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018.   St Paul’s Cathedral: archaeology and history John Schofield Published […]

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Digital exploration of the Sculptor’s Cave

The Sculptor’s Cave in Moray, Scotland, is a treasure trove of archaeological finds. During the late Bronze Age, the cave appears to have been a repository for precious objects, with finds ranging from bronze bracelets via pottery to a swan’s neck pin. Large quantities of human remains have also been discovered – especially those of […]

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Threading through Cork’s Viking past

In the course of excavations on the site of the former Beamish and Crawford Brewery in Cork City, Ireland, earlier this year, a perfectly preserved Viking weaver’s sword was discovered. It was a striking find, as it cements the idea that medieval Cork had a Viking presence. As Dr Maurice Hurley, a consultant archaeology, said, […]

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Investigating the Iron Age in Inverness-shire

In 2010, on a rocky knoll above the River Glass in Comar Wood, Forest District staff came upon an enclosed Iron Age dun (4th century BC to 3rd century AD). Many such monuments are dotted around Strathglass, but few have been excavated or investigated in any detail. The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework panel (ScARF 2012) has labelled […]

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Ruminations on food supply at the Roman fortress of Caerleon

It is a problem not often considered: the difficulty of feeding armies while they are hundreds of miles from home or any of their allies. Previously, it was taken for granted that supplies were procured from local sources. But a new study by Dr Peter Guest and Dr Richard Madgwick of Cardiff University, with colleagues […]

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Highlighting Hull’s Tudor history

In 1997, archaeologists excavating ahead of the construction of an access road for The Deep – the aquarium on the east bank of the River Hull – discovered that the Tudor-era South Blockhouse survived almost intact, with nothing built on it. One of the major finds included a breech-loading canon, similar to those on the […]

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Review – Irish Stone Bridges: History and Heritage

Peter O’Keeffe and Tom Simington, revised by Rob Goodbody Irish Academic Press, £35.00 ISBN 978-1911024149 Review Deirdre Forde This is the much anticipated revised edition of O’Keeffe and Simington’s comprehensive work covering the history of stone bridges between AD 1000 and 1830. It continues to stand out as the exemplary guide to these important features of […]

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