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Current Archaeology Live! 2019

8-9 March 2019

Current Archaeology Live! 2019 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House on 8-9 March. We will be hearing from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and it's set to be an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days!


Tickets are now on sale, and subscribers to Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology can get a special discounted earlybird rate until 15th January. Use the links below to buy your tickets through our secure online ordering system, or alternatively you can give our dedicated subscriptions team a call on 020 8819 5580, quoting 'CONF19WC'.

Subscriber Earlybird Price: £89 -

Full Price: £139 -

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

The nominees for the 2019 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced in the December issue of the magazine.

Last Year's Winners
The winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards were announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018.

The winners in each category were:

Archaeologist of the Year:
Hella Eckardt

Book of the Year:
Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain (Edited by Mark White)

Research Project of the Year:
Blick Mead: exploring the 'first place' in the Stonehenge landscape (University of Buckingham)

Rescue Project of the Year:
An Iron Age chariot burial: excavating a square-barrow cemetery at Pocklington (MAP Archaeological Practice)

Click on the links below to read about the nominees in each category:
Archaeologist of the Year
Book of the Year
Research Project of the Year
Rescue Project of the Year

What to Expect

Our previous conferences have been great successes - watch the video below for a flavour of what to expect from these celebrated CA Live! events, and read on to see a few of your comments below. 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.
Whole-Room 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-CA-Live 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.
AC8_6318-w 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.

Editor-in-Chief’s Dinner 2018: Spaghetti House

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 23rd February.  The meal will take place directly after the evening reception, at the Goodge Street branch of Spaghetti House at 7:30pm, and will be attended by our founder and Editor-in-Chief Andrew Selkirk, […]

CA Live! 2018

CA Live! 2018: Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity: Sunday 25 February NOW FULLY BOOKED Our Sunday Activity is back, and this year our friends at MOLA and Bloomberg are offering conference attendees a chance to see the newly opened reconstruction of London’s Temple of Mithras (recently featured in CA 334 and also highlighted in the final session of the conference). Unfortunately, this […]

CA Live! 2018

Current Archaeology Live! 2018: Timetable

Current Archaeology Live! 2018 will be held on 23-24 February 2018 at the University of London’s Senate House. Below is the full timetable. We hope to see you there! To find out more information about the conference, and to purchase tickets, click here.

CA Live! 2018

CA Live! 2018 – tickets on sale

Current 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! Tickets are […]


Current Archaeology Live! 2018

Save the Date! 23-24 February 2018 Current 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 […]


Archaeologist of the Year 2017

We are delighted to announce that Mark Knight is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award. Directing the Must Farm excavations for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Knight specialises in prehistoric landscapes, as well as Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery. His interests include exploring later prehistoric contexts of inhabitation and mobility, and […]


Book of the Year 2017

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 […]


Archaeological Innovation of the Last 50 Years

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 […]


Research Project of the Year 2017

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 […]


Rescue Dig of the Year 2017

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 […]

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