Winner of the award for Book of the Year was Paul Bahn for Images of the Ice Age (published by Oxford University Press). With detailed discussions of Ice Age images and explorations of how they might be interpreted, this beautiful book demonstrates how sophisticated our ancestors were. Accepting the award, Paul Bahn said: “Thank you […]
Current Archaeology Live! 2018
23-24 February 2018Current Archaeology Live! 2018 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House, on 23-24 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 you will join us!
TicketsTickets are now on sale, and you can buy them using the links below: Subscriber Price: £99 - Full Price: £139 -
Sunday ActivityNOW FULLY BOOKED
Once again we will be running a Bonus Activity on the Sunday. Although this is now fully booked, you may be able to visit independently at another time - for all the details, click here.
Current Archaeology Awards
Voting has now closed in the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards. These annual awards celebrate the projects and publications that have made the pages of CA over the last 12 months, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology. They are voted for entirely by the public, so you get to choose the ones you think deserve to win!
The winners, as voted by you, will be announced at the Friday evening reception as part of the conference. Entry to the awards ceremony is included as part of your ticket to CA Live!. We will also be announcing the winners of our sister magazines' awards: the CWA Photo of the Year, and the Military History Monthly Book of the Year.
We would like to invite anyone attending Current Archaeology Live! 2018 to join us at a special Editor-in-Chief's dinner after the conference on Friday 23 February, at the Goodge Street branch of Spaghetti House. For more details, click here.
We will be updating this page with further details over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, watch the video below for a flavour of what to expect from these celebrated CA Live! events!
What to expect Our previous conferences have been great successes - below are a few of your comments. We look forward to seeing you all again at this coming one!
Exceeded expectations. I was expecting a lot and got more - it's good to have access to good speakers and key personnel in the projects.
I flew all the way from Dubai for the conference and thoroughly enjoyed every presentation. It was an excellent weekend in a superb building with great biscuits.
I've been to every conference: I always expect to enjoy it, and I always do.
The event exceeded our expectation. We have an amateur interest in archaeology, mainly through television, and did have a concern that the event might be overly academic. This was not borne out, and we thought that all the speakers delivered interesting sets with Time Team presentation skills - and I mean that in a good way!
The organisers are to be congratulated for putting on a stimulating and wide-ranging programme.View of the Beveridge Hall at Senate House during one of the sessions at CA Live!.
It entirely lived up to my expectations. The venue was excellent; a magnificent art deco building. The awards ceremony and drinks reception (with nice pastries, rather than just crisps) - and the rock group - was an enjoyable way to close the first day.
It was my first attendance and I was highly impressed. The organisation was very smooth and professional, the content of excellent quality and superbly presented, the venue accessible and comfortable.
Excellent speakers and presentations. Also met up with old friends and made new ones - a friendly atmosphere.Richard Buckley of University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) gives a talk on how his team discovered Richard III, and the archaeology behind it, during the CA Live! conference in 2013.
Event was excellent value for money!
It was very interesting to hear current updated views from the contributors, all people qualified in their own disciplines. The event was well organised and gives one the opportunity to attend a centre where like-minded people can congregate and listen to current debate on topics.Julian Richards (Meet the Ancestors) presents Phil Harding (Time Team) with the Archaeologist of the Year award, as part of the CA Archaeology Awards held during the evening reception on the Friday night each year.
Well-organised, well-run, and a superb range of speakers.
I have been to every conference since they began, and the range and variety of topics has been superb I can offer no improvements.
Winner of the Archaeological Innovation of the Last 50 Years was LiDAR, as exemplified by the New Forest National Park Authority. The award recognized the successful use of laser mapping surveys to reveal thousands of previously unknown archaeological sites, from prehistoric field systems and Bronze Age burial mounds to an undocumented Iron Age hillfort. Lawrence […]
The award for Research Project of the Year was accepted by the Stonehenge Riverside Project, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, and the National Trust for their work at Durrington Walls. Ongoing research at Durrington Walls has revealed a massive and previously unknown palisaded enclosure beneath the banks of the famous Neolithic henge. It is a […]
The award for Rescue Project of the Year was accepted by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and the University of Cambridge for their work at Must Farm. Excavations of the burnt roundhouses at Must Farm have recovered quantities of well-preserved pottery, tools, textiles, and more, which paint a picture of daily life in Bronze Age Britain […]
Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London’s Senate House, on 24-25 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 you will join us!
Current Archaeology Live! 2016 returned to Senate House, London, on 26-27 February, for another entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days! We heard from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research – you can see the full line up of incredible speakers in the timetable below. Archaeology Awards The winners of the prestigious Current […]
Livetweeting from this year’s conference
This year at the conference we will once again be holding our Archaeology Fair, where we bring together, in one bustling marketplace, a varied group of people whose businesses will be of interest to our subscribers and delegates to the conference. Dedicated booksellers, archaeology tour specialists, and companies working within the technical field of archaeology […]
Save the Date Current Archaeology Live! 2016 will be held on 26-27 February 2016, at Senate House, London. We will be releasing more information about the 2016 conference in due course, and tickets will go on sale in the coming months. In the meantime, you can find details of the last CA Live! conference below, […]
Current Archaeology Live! 2014 was held on 28th Feb – 1st March 2014, at the University of London’s Senate House. Once again we heard from a fantastic line-up of the foremost archaeological experts on the latest astonishing finds and ground-breaking research. The full timetable can be found below: Current Archaeology Awards The winners of the […]