This new volume tells the fascinating story of a hoard of 17,660 Roman coins discovered during an archaeological excavation in Bath city centre in 2007 (see CA 278). Although it is not one of the largest hoards to be found from Roman Britain, its careful recovery and subsequent micro-excavation at the British Museum mean that it is now one of its most interesting.
Review – Britannia Surveyed: new light on early Roman Britain through the work of military surveyors
Readers of CA may recall a feature entitled ‘Charting the Roads’, in which John Poulter and Rob Entwistle argued for the existence of long-distance alignments established soon after the Roman invasion, alignments which were subsequently adopted in part by the road planners. In this new work, Entwistle explores this thesis further, with numerous maps and diagrams.
I can strongly recommend this handsomely produced monograph to all those archaeologists with an interest in the early medieval period, a period that is seeing new research that is changing our understanding of settlement in Scotland at this time. This report brings together the results of a research project on the enigmatic Pitcarmick-type buildings of highland Perthshire.
Scroll down to view pictures from the 12th annual Current Archaeology Awards. Click the image to view a high-resolution version. All pictures should be credited as stated in the image caption. The winners of the 12th annual Current Archaeology Awards were announced on Friday 28 February, as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2020. The awards celebrate […]
PRESS RELEASE: Professor Alison Sheridan wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award for 2020
Top archaeological honours at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Professor Alison Sheridan, who has been named Archaeologist of the Year for 2020. An eminent archaeologist who has enjoyed an impressive career, Alison has just retired from (and become a Research Associate at) National Museums Scotland, where she had been Principal Archaeological Research Curator. […]
PRESS RELEASE: Intrepid project to record Roman graffiti left by soldiers associated with Hadrian’s Wall wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Project of the Year award for 2020
Adventurous archaeologists who abseiled down the face of an ancient Roman quarry near Hadrian’s Wall to record rapidly eroding 3rd-century graffiti have won 2020’s award for Rescue Project of the Year. The Written Rock of Gelt, a sandstone outcrop in a Cumbrian wood 5.5km from the Roman frontier, is covered with inscriptions (as well as […]
PRESS RELEASE: Excavation at extraordinary 11,000-year-old lakeside settlement in Yorkshire wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Research Project of the Year award for 2020
Star Carr, in North Yorkshire, is celebrated as Britain’s most important Mesolithic (‘Middle Stone Age’; c.9000-4000 BC) site, home to an extraordinary hunter-gatherer settlement that has yielded unprecedented insights into a little-understood period of Britain’s history. When the site was first excavated over 70 years ago, Mesolithic people were stereotyped as primitive nomads, but recent […]
PRESS RELEASE: ‘Life and death in the countryside of Roman Britain’ wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Book of the Year award for 2020
Winner of the award for Book of the Year 2020 was Life and death in the countryside of Roman Britain, by Alexander Smith, Martyn Allen, Tom Brindle, Michael Fulford, Lisa Lodwick, and Anna Rohnbogner, published by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. This final volume in the New Visions of the Countryside of Roman Britain series concentrates […]
Jersey and Guernsey are famous for their prehistoric archaeology, but the smaller Channel Island of Sark is less well known. Since 2004, though, Barry Cunliffe has been striving to bring the stories of its earliest inhabitants to light. Lying closer to France than to Britain, the Channel Islands show close cultural ties to the Continent […]
Rolf Loeber was a scholar of rare distinction. A distinguished psychologist and criminologist, he also had an active research interest in medieval and early modern cultural history, architecture, and literature. His death in 2017 deprived Irish scholarship of one its greatest stars. This attractive volume is a compilation of previously published work, most of it either out of print or difficult to locate today.