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British Archaeology magazine

British Archaeology magazine is a bi-monthly magazine that looks in depth at the latest archaeology news, discoveries and research within the UK and from British Archaeologists working overseas. 

It is available from major high street newsagents, via print or digital subscription, and is included as one of the membership benefits to members of the Council for British Archaeology.

Issue 160 of British Archaeology – out now!

On the cover:


  • Stonehenge without borders
    We survey the unprecedented amount of fieldwork happening around Stonehenge
  • Beakers
    How ancient DNA is changing the way we think about prehistoric Britain
Stonehenge: the results of a major ancient DNA study could upend ideas about ancient Britain.

Among other stories:

  • The excluded dead
    An unusual Anglo-Saxon and early medieval execution cemetery on Weyhill Road, Andover
  • The Driffield hoards
    Excavating a pair of late bronze age axe hoards in Yorkshire
  • National Trust archaeologists
    What do they do? Archaeologists describe their work in houses and landscapes around England and Wales

Regulars include:

  • News
    A neolithic elk from Cambridgeshire
  • Letters
    Wristguards and benchmarks
  • Greg Bailey on TV
    Emoting about civilisations
  • Sharp focus
    A slab-shrine at Killabuonia, Co Kerry
  • Correspondent
    The Mick Aston Archaeology Fund
  • Casefiles
    A Herefordshire threshing barn
  • Books
    Ancient genetics, a London cemetery and Irish excavations
  • Spoilheap
    The challenging promise of new sciences
  • Briefing
    The UK's only archaeological events listing, with exhibition reviews

British Archaeology has been in print for more than 20 years! You can see a free preview of an older issue here.

To search our entire back-catalogue for subjects that might interest you, enter a search term in the box below.

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