Our cover feature takes us inside a well-appointed Roman villa in Dorset. There we find many of the sumptuous, if occasionally garish, decorative touches favoured by the elites in Roman Britain. Alongside the mosaics, painted wall plaster, and showy roofing are more intimate details. One mosaic had to be patched after it was worn down, […]
Archaeology is alive with uncertainties. Time and again new sites or technologies upend longstanding theories. All this month’s featured sites show the sometimes fractious relationship between fresh research and what we think we know. Early digging at a newly discovered Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Great Ryburgh unearthed a rare coffin created from a hollowed-out tree. The […]
More than 300 people came along to celebrate 40 years of Hadrian’s Wall research at our special conference on 2-4 September, organised in partnership with Durham University and sponsored by Andante Travels. The celebratory weekend began on Friday with a tour to Vindolanda and Housesteads with Andante Travels, led by expert guides Mark Corney and David […]
Neolithic tombs are often seen as ‘houses for the dead’. Striking similarities between the residences of the living and repositories for the deceased have long suggested a symbolic link, but could it be the other way round? Evidence from Orkney suggests that the departed were being laid to rest in their cairns for about 300 […]
Livetweeting from this year’s conference
The below photos were taken at the Current Archaeology Awards 2015, held at the University of London’s Senate House as part of the Current Archaeology Live! 2015 conference on 27-28 February 2015. Each image below is to be credited to Current Archaeology/Mark Edwards The image below is to be credited to Current Archaeology/Aerial-Cam
PRESS RELEASE: Professor Michael Fulford wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award for 2015
Top honours for Archaeologist of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Professor Michael Fulford, who has directed excavations at Silchester, a major Roman and Iron Age site in Hampshire, for almost 20 years. The project ended last summer, and has revealed a wealth of information about how the town evolved, and […]
PRESS RELEASE: Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott win Current Archaeology’s prestigious Research Project of the Year award for 2015, for their work at Maryport
Top honours for Research Project of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Professor Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott, Newcastle University. They were recognised for their work at Maryport, a research project initiated and funded by the Senhouse Museum Trust, where ongoing excavations at the 2nd century Roman fort have revealed the […]
PRESS RELEASE: The Happisburgh Project wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Dig of the Year award for 2015, for revealing the earliest evidence of human activity in Britain.
Top honours for Rescue Dig of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to the Happisburgh Project team for their work at Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. Their investigations at this remarkable site has revealed tangible traces of some of Britain’s earliest known human inhabitants, including a series of footprints dating back almost […]
PRESS RELEASE: The History of Archaeology wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Book of the Year award for 2015.
Top honours for Book of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Dr Paul Bahn who edited The History of Archaeology (published by Routledge). Exploring how archaeology is practised in countries ranging across Europe, the Far East, Africa, and Latin America — often prompting surprising comparisons — this thought-provoking book examines how […]