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Online archaeological resources

The Council for British Archaeology publishes and hosts a range of online resources and databases for archaeology professionals, students and everyone interested in finding out more about archaeology.

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CBA publications offer access to our own research, through our Research Reports series and CBA Research Bulletin.

Electronic versions of our research reports and occasional papers resulting from CBA projects are available through the Archaeology Data Service.

CBA reports relating to our central aim to increase opportunities for participation and learning through archaeology are also available for download online.

As a facilitator of archaeological research, we also provide a range of online services which guide you to the resources you need.

Research Bulletin

Online publications

The complete series of CBA Research Reports, including microfiche, has been digitised and is being made available by the CBA as a staged process.

British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography

The British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography (biab online) website is a comprehensive, online database for archaeologists, students and researchers of published references and abstracts, covering material from AD 1695 to the present day.

CBA Publications

Internet Archaeology

The Council for British Archaeology publishes the premier eJournal, Internet Archaeology, providing access to quality academic content utilising the potential of electronic publication from video, audio, and full-colour images, to searchable data sets, visualisations, animations and interactive mapping.

International in scope and only available online, all content in the journal is subject to rigorous peer-review.

  • Go to our Internet Archaeology website, hosted by the Department of Archaeology, University of York

Archaeology for All series

Star Carr: Life in Britain after the Ice Age


You can browse publications relating to archaeological projects online in our CBA Books catalogue. These include the popular Practical Handbooks series, and a range of new and backlist titles designed to educate and entertain a broad audience. You may also like to look at resources published by the UK network of CBA Groups.

We are developing an ePublishing programme to make more of our books available in digital format, with a range of electronic titles available free of charge for our members.

Industrial Archaeology Practical Handbook

Archaeology magazine

The CBA publishes the award-winning magazine British Archaeology, available through digital subscription and our app, and free to members.

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We produce online newsletters for our members highlighting our conservation, policy work and latest projects, and CBA members events and activities. These are available electronically through My CBA, our members-only section of this website.

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