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Excavating the CA archive: Francis Pryor

By any standards, one of the ‘great’ archaeologists of our age is Francis Pryor, a prehistorian who has featured regularly in the pages of CA and whose work – on site, in countless publications, on television, and more recently online – has profoundly shaped our thinking about the past. The site that Pryor is synonymous with, Flag Fen near Peterborough, first appeared in CA 87 (June 1983) – more on that later.

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Excavating the CA archive: maritime archaeology

Joe Flatman explores half a century of reports from the past. A selection of articles mentioned by Joe Flatman in this month’s column below can be accessed for free for one month via Exact Editions, from 4 January.

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Excavating the CA archive: archaeological science

Joe Flatman explores half a century of reports from the past. A selection of articles mentioned by Joe Flatman in this month’s column below can be accessed for free for one month via Exact Editions, from 7 December. Use the links within the text to jump to the individual articles, or click on the covers below. […]

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Excavating the CA archive: modern archaeology

Joe Flatman explores half a century of reports from the past. A selection of articles mentioned by Joe Flatman in this month’s column below can be accessed for free for one month via Exact Editions, from 2 November. Use the links within the text to jump to the individual articles, or click on the covers below. […]

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Excavating the CA archive: late medieval archaeology

This latest excavation of the CA archive digs into a topic close to my heart: the medieval period. I begin on a note of personal reminiscence – my love of this subject is connected to the individual who was also responsible for my love of Current Archaeology: Colin Platt.

Current Archaeology Awards 2013 – Photos

The below photos were taken at the Current Archaeology Awards 2013, held at the University of London’s Senate House as part of the Current Archaeology Live! 2012 conference on 1-2 March 2013. Each image below is to be credited to Current Archaeology/Aerial-Cam

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PRESS RELEASE: The Search for Richard III wins prestigious award as Research Excavation of the Year following a record number of votes from the general public

Top honours for  Research Excavation of the Year  at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to  University of Leicester Archaeological Services’ international headline-grabbing discovery of Richard III under a Leicester car park. This astonishing achievement has finally allowed the lurid comments by Tudor chroniclers about the physique of this most controversial king to be objectively […]

PRESS RELEASE: Canterbury Archaeological Trust wins prestigious award as Rescue Dig of the Year following a record number of votes from the general public

Top honours for  Rescue Dig of the Year  at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to  Canterbury Archaeological Trust for their work at Folkestone Roman villa. First examined in 1924, coastal erosion prompted a re-examination of the site before it was lost forever. This revealed that the villa overlay a major Iron Age port of […]