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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, […]


Research Project of the Year 2012

This year the Research Project of the Year 2012 awards went to  Massacre at Fin Cop, featured in CA 255. Iron Age hillforts are commonly viewed as peaceful — if monumental — settlements, statements of prestige and power rather than military fortifications. But harrowing evidence from a Derbyshire site suggests these communities could come to […]


News: How do you date a hoard? The case of Bredon Hill

  The chance discovery of a cache of over 3800 Roman coins outside Evesham has raised interesting questions about how accurately we can date finds of this kind.  Hoards are typically found in isolated spots, without other archaeological remains, so their date of burial is usually established by when the latest coin was minted. The […]


  Here at Current Publishing we often take on interns to help with various parts of the publication process, across all three of our magazines. If you would like to get experience behind the scenes of magazine production, and you’re happy to get stuck in wherever, let us know! Please email a copy of your […]


Alderney: A New Roman Fort?

Could an unsung and overgrown site on  the Channel Islands really be one of the  best-preserved military structures surviving  from the Roman period? Jason Monaghan  has been investigating. The tradition that Alderney’s oldest surviving fortification is a small Roman fort has proved persistent. Now known as ‘the Nunnery’, the site lies on a wide, flat […]

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Roman Pumps

  Richard Stein works on Roman pumps.  His wife had this cake made for my birthday.  It is a faithful replica of the Roman wooden pump from Sablon, near Metz, found in 1905.  The (very decayed) wooden body is of oak (iced chocolate cake), and the metal liners of the cylinders are of lead (marzipan). […]


CA 261

Cave archaeology has a long pedigree. Romantic images of our earliest ancestors sheltering in caverns led to many being  stripped of their stratigraphy in the 19th century — when  recording techniques were still in their infancy. New work has  revealed remains that escaped antiquarian attention, shedding  light on a once-vibrant world under the uplands. Research […]

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