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Review – The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland

This is a thoroughly revised, weighty second edition, and can be regarded as a companion piece to Richard Bradley’s recently co-authored and more broadly focused The Later Prehistory of North-west Europe (2015). This book concentrates on those few islands on the western fringes, blinking in and out of Europe, and proceeds to examine their history closely.

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Review – Personifying Prehistory: relational ontologies in Bronze Age Britain and Ireland

Professor Joanna Brück has produced a fresh textbook of the Bronze Age that builds a complex picture of the period from the personal up to the broader landscape in Britain and Ireland. Joanna explores the period through the intricacies of the relationships between people, objects, structures, and landscapes. This contrasts with the standard approach, which focuses on overviews and the ‘bigger picture’, often framed by questions of power and control.

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Preserving a POW camp in Yorkshire

Britain’s largest Second World War prisoner-of-war camp, located in the Yorkshire countryside close to Sheffield, was recently brought to light by a team of students and archaeologists from the University of Sheffield. Known as Lodge Moor, the camp detained thousands of foreign prisoners: at its peak in 1944, it held more than 11,000 people, many of whom were from Germany, Italy, and Ukraine.

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Current Archaeology 356 – now on sale

The most-famous date in English history is said to be 1066 – but what was the immediate impact of the Norman Conquest? Our cover story explores a recently discovered coin hoard, the largest of its kind, buried in Somerset c.1068. What can it tell us about the first years after the Battle of Hastings? The […]

CA Live! 2020 – tickets on sale

Senate House, London28-29 February 2020 Current Archaeology Live! 2020 will be returning to the University of London’s Senate House, on 28-29 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be hearing from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and we are looking forward to an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days – we hope […]

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Summer of finds at the Ness of Brodgar

As this year’s dig season at the Ness of Brodgar came to an end, an international team of archaeologists uncovered a surprising subterranean structure, shedding more light on the sophistication of the first farmers who built this site 5,000 years ago.

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Investigating Carrowmore’s unusual monument

Excavation in the Carrowmore complex of megalithic monuments in County Sligo, Ireland, known for its prehistoric passage tombs, has shed interesting new light on one of the supposed burial mounds on the site.

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Fishy fragment from Chedworth Roman Villa

An artefact excavated from the National Trust’s Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire has been identified as part of a rare fish-shaped glass bottle, following extensive investigations.

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