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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.

  • The latest CBA titles showcase cutting-edge research and best-in-class methodology to shed new light on major archaeological topics.
  • Practical Handbooks provide a complete introduction to different areas of our discipline, acting as a primer on a new subject and providing a reader with all of the tools they require to get started in the area.  A perfect glossary for the more experience practitioner or a 'how to' guide for someone new to the field.

    To see the titles within this series click here
  • Research reports bring together the research and findings from some of the most in-depth and innovative studies in our discipline.  The scope of these reports is incredibly wide and touches on most aspects of our field.

    To see titles within this series, click here.
  • The Scottish Burgh Surveys are guides to archaeological resource in towns, to help influence decision-makers and to set the agenda on questions that may be answered by archaeology where development occurs. Intended to furnish local authorities, developers and residents with reliable information to help manage the archaeology and historic environment of Scotland's urban centres.

    To see the titles within this series click here
  • Older and out of print titles may still be available from the CBA. Please email our publications team to enquire. Alternatively, many of our out of print titles are available as free digital downloads via the Archaeology Data Service website. Your can find a full list of past CBA titles here.

How to order

CBA publications are distributed by Oxbow Books - the world's leading bookseller and distributor in archaeology and the ancient world.

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