FAQs

What is Current Archaeology?

It’s a magazine devoted to British archaeology; indeed with over 45,000 readers, it is by far the biggest magazine dedicated to British archaeology. It’s in full colour, it is focused mainly on excavations and it covers all periods. It comes out monthly and it is aimed at what we call the middle market – we aim to bridge the gap between the amateur and the professional.

How can I get hold of a copy?

Well, we hope that these pages will give a pretty good idea of what it is like. Back issues are also available on request. Better still, be rash, take out a subscription.

Is CA available in bookshops?

You can find the magazine in larger WH Smith stores, and good newsagents. You can usually ask your newsagent to reserve you a copy too, however the best deal is always to subscribe, where you will save 18% off the normal price.

Is there any archaeology from outside the UK?

Current Archaeology focuses on the archaeology of Britain, however in September 2003 we launched a new magazine, Current World Archaeology, focusing on archaeology from around the world. It’s the perfect accompaniment to Current Archaeology – by subscribing to both magazines, you get the full package: the latest discoveries from both Britain AND abroad. Plus you’ll get our joint subscription discount!

Is CA suitable for children?

Current Archaeology is not a children’s magazine – children’s magazines have a tendency to patronise, and CA is definitely not patronising. Having said that, children who have already caught the archaeology bug, devour CA – (they enjoy not being patronised). We are now in the happy position that many of our articles come from excavators who began reading CA as children.

Money back guarantee

If when you subscribe, if you find that the magazine is not what you want, you may cancel within the first two months, and we will send your money back – and you may keep the magazines you have received.

How can I subscribe?

You may subscribe with absolute security using your credit card (Visa, Mastercard) over our secure server.
Alternatively, you can ring us on 020 8819 5580, or 08456 44 77 07.

Can I subscribe from outside the UK?

Yes! We have subscribers all over the world. We hope you will forgive us if we have to charge a little more to pay for the extra postage, but we always make sure this is kept as low as possible. By far the best way to pay from outside the UK is by card – we charge you in pounds, you will be charged in your own currency.