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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 will go on sale here from October 2018. There will be a discounted early bird rate for subscribers to Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology magazines.

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.

Current Archaeology LIVE! 2011

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

26 – 28 February, 2010 at the British Museum Archaeology 2010 brought you all the latest news and views from the archaeological world in a two day conference at the British Museum. It was an amazing line-up including some of the very best speakers working in British archaeology. TICKETS ALL SOLD OUT!!


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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