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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 163 of British Archaeology out now!

On the cover: What archaeologists did in the summer

Across the UK unusual weather led to the appearance of exceptional cropmarks and a rush to record them. We round up some of the season’s best photos, with commentary from archaeologists who spent their summers in the air.

Issue 163 of British Archaeology

Among other stories

  • How to move megaliths When we think about people building Stonehenge, we picture log rollers. They were almost certainly not used
  • Origins of radiocarbon dating 70 years ago a committee met to test a new theory of measuring radiocarbon to date ancient remains. We report an extraordinary story
  • On the beach The world is being engulfed by a plastic tide. Archaeologists have been looking at the problem of marine pollution in the Galápagos Islands
  • Hand Axe Yard An iconic flint handaxe has been commemorated in a London housing development. Mark White, But where was the artefact actually found?
  • Displaying the dead of Roman London How did curators approach public concerns at an exhibition dedicated to human remains and objects from graves?
  • Well travelled stone axes Excavation at Clifton Quarry, Worcestershire has uncovered a neolithic pit with stone axe blades made in north Wales, Cornwall, south-east England, and northern Scotland or north-west France
  • Stonehenge ancient visitor centre Significant numbers of people buried at Stonehenge were not local. The study of human remains is one of the first to successfully examine stable isotopes in cremated bone

Regulars include

  • My archaeology Pamela Jane Smith, pioneer oral historian of archaeology
  • Greg Bailey on TV Pacific and plastics
  • Sharp focus Hafod Eidos farmhouse, Ceredigion
  • Letters Church orientations
  • Casefiles GWR Revetment Wall, Swansea
  • Correspondent How has community archaeology changed in ten years? 
  • Books Chester’s Roman amphitheatre and ancient Cambridge
  • Spoilheap The battle for Bosworth’s fields
  • Briefing The UK's only archaeological events listing, with exhibition reviews

British Archaeology is a bimonthly members' magazine that is also available in newsagents, and by subscription in print and digital formats.

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

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