Current Archaeology Live! 2018

Current Archaeology Live! 2018

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 hope you will join us!


Tickets are now on sale, and you can buy them using the links below:

Subscriber Price: £99 -

Full Price: £139 -



Sunday Activity

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!

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

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.

Editor-in-Chief's Dinner

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.
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.

Archaeology Fair

This year at the conference we held an Archaeology Fair, where we brought 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 were all there.  We […]


CA Live! 2013

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CA Live! 2012

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Current Archaeology would like to thank all those who attended, contributed to, or otherwise aided, this year’s Archaeology LIVE! at the British Museum, making it yet another great success. Since its inception, the conference has to gone from strength to strength, and we look forward to building on this again next year!


London 2010

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Archaeology Festival 2009

Establishing a tradition, this year’s Archaeology Festival provided a venue for lively debate, scenic tours and seasonal snow. A tough act to follow!


Archaeology 2008

A major new conference event brought to you by Current Archaeology magazine and the British Museum’s Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure.

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