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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.

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Issue 176 of British Archaeology out now!



Stonehenge seems never far from the news, but the first definitive report on a landmark excavation project is an occasion to mark. What did they find?

British Archaeology 176


Detecting rallies
Good for new detectorists, businesses and sometimes for charities, but not so much for archaeology 

Rosemary Sutcliff
The author of The Eagle of the Ninth was born a century ago this month

Beacons of the Past
Discovering a hillfort in the Chilterns…

Clovelly Dykes
… And investigating a hillfort in Devon

Sutton Park
Archaeology and history in an urban park in Birmingham

Anglo-Saxon grids
Unearthing possible signs of early landscape planning


From the CBA’s director
The place of archaeology in an overhauled planning system

A new midsummer solstice alignment near Stonehenge

The world in antiquity
Mummified llamas and a Viking ship burial

Discovering history and enjoying antiquity

Sharp focus
A rhyme board in Lanlivery church, Cornwall

My archaeology
Susan Greaney, senior properties historian at English Heritage

Greg Bailey on TV
Bone Detectives and Britain’s Biggest Dig

Digs, coin hoards, Detectorists, cultural restitution and more

Clippesby Mill and Pumphouse, Norfolk

Archaeology active
Finding ways to engage the public in archaeology in 2020

Archaeology 18-25
Covid-19’s impacts on opportunities for young archaeologists

Disrupting the past
The planning white paper and other threats

The long view from early antiquaries

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

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