Author: Matt

Time Team

Digging with the Time Team

What is archaeology alongside a film crew like? Matthew Symonds found out.  There is something different about a Time Team dig. Excavations normally have an air of calm, with people quietly troweling, sectioning features or wrestling with drawing frames. The hustle and bustle comes at tea time, when diggers compete for the best biscuits and […]


CA 262

The most exciting thing about archaeology is the way fresh discoveries can overturn established theories in the  blink of an eye. Witnessing how a new consensus emerges  from these is also thrilling, and the sight of scholars  with opposing views scoring and conceding points is  a conference staple. Ultimately this debate forges our  perceptions of […]

CA Live! 2012

Current Archaeology Live! 2012

  Current Archaeology Live! 2012 was held on 2-3 March, at Senate House in London. For the full session schedule, click here.   Current Archaeology Awards The winners of the Current Archaeology Awards 2012 were announced at the conference evening reception on Friday 2 March. The categories were: Archaeologist of the Year 2012 Book of […]


Archaeologist of the Year 2012

We are delighted to announce that Tony Wilmott is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award.   Currently Senior Archaeologist for English Heritage, Tony Wilmott is one of the leading authorities on Hadrian’s Wall and the amphitheatres of Roman Britain. Specialising in the Roman and Medieval periods, he has recently excavated […]


Rescue Dig of the Year 2012

Congratulations to Sea of Troubles: Scotland’s Eroding Heritage, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year 2012. Featured in CA 259, Scotland’s frequently turbulent weather has uncovered archaeological treasures like Skara Brae but can also cause terrible damage, with many sites now threatened by coastal erosion. For the last decade SCAPE (Scottish Coastal Archaeology and […]


Book of the Year 2012

This year’s winner of Book of the Year 2012 is  Becoming an Archaeologist: a guide to professional pathways by Joe Flatman, as reviewed in issue 260 of Current Archaeology. Becoming an Archaeologist: a guide to professional  pathways  —  CA  260 Joe Flatman This free and frank discussion of life as an archaeologist in the UK, […]

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