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Books and publications

The CBA has been dedicated to publishing the best in British archaeology for more than 60 years and we continue to make archaeological research widely available both in paper and online. Our wide range of scholarly and popular books bring the very latest archaeological knowledge to a broad audience.

CBA Books

We also produce and host a range of research publications and online resources.

Latest Books

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Star Carr book cover
Roman Villa at the Edge of Empire
La Grava
Claimed by the Sea
Marine Archaeology



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How to order

By mail or phone

CBA Books in print are distributed by mail order through Oxbow Books.

Oxbow Books Ltd, 10 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EW

Tel: 01865 241249

Order online

Browse our Oxbow Books online cataogue of books and place your order.

Postage Costs

Please add 20 percent of the list price to cover postage, with a minimum postage cost of £1.50 and a maximum of £10. For overseas orders (sent via airmail) please add 30 percent, with a minimum cost of £5. For any large orders, please contact Oxbow.

Out of print service

Titles that are no longer in print may be available from the CBA. Please email our publications team to enquire. Alternatively, many of our out of print titles are also available as free digital downloads via the Archaeology Data Service website.

Event Book Fairs

We run book sales at heritage events and conferences throughout the year, where you are able to browse and purchase the latest titles and pick up some bargain books.

Contact us

You can write to us to submit proposals and copyright requests at:

Beatrice de Cardi House, 66 Bootham, York, YO30 7BZ, UK

or by email at

Notes for Authors


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Our Notes for Authors are intended to help authors, editors, and illustrators who are preparing material to be published by the CBA, focusing on presentation rather than content.

Please read these notes carefully before preparing your text: they are designed to help ensure your book can be brought to publication easily and swiftly.

In 1991, the CBA published Signposts for archaeological publication: a guide to good practice in the presentation and printing of archaeological periodicals and monographs (3rd edition). We have made the journal abbreviations available for download (PDF 4.4MB)

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