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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. 

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Introducing the May/June issue of British Archaeology



Waun Mawn

The archaeologists who found a stone circle at Waun Mawn explain how they did it, and why they think it has links to Stonehenge

British Archaeology 178 Cover


From the director - Introducing a special focus on the CBA in Wales

Casefiles - Capel Salem, Pwllheli and complex heritage legislation

Archaeology active - Local activities in Wales, and announcing the 2021 Festival of Archaeology

Archaeology 8-25 - Loving “unloved heritage” in Wales



A roof over Westminster - The carved oak roof of Westminster Hall is one of the great artistic glories of medieval Europe. A pioneering pilot study of the wood has revealed the extraordinary efficiency with which the huge single-span structure was commissioned (by Richard II), designed and built

The Brandon gunflint makers - An obscure industry once critical to British global power collapsed after Waterloo, leaving families out of work and men dying of silicosis. We report on the extraordinary story of a craft that grew rich on guns and survived on a myth of antiquity

The dissected poor - Excavations in the grounds of the former Covent Garden Workhouse are revealing striking evidence for social and medical care in harsher times

Longtown castles - There are two Norman castle mounds close together at Longtown near the Welsh-English border. A community archaeology project decided to see if it could explain why both fortifications were there – and found a Roman fort



News - Prehistoric and Roman ritual and settlement at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk

The world in antiquity - Churches in Ethiopia, craters in Poland and a grave in Spain

My archaeology - Abeer Eladany, an Egyptologist in Aberdeen

Sharp focus - Capel Salem, Pwllheli and complex heritage legislation

Greg Bailey on TV - The Great British Dig: History in Your Garden

Books - Vikings, Hadrian’s Wall and archaeoastronomy

Disrupting the past - The value of archaeology lies in the stories we tell

Spoilheap - Opening up Burlington House to a new future


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

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