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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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Both print and digital editions of British Archaeology are included in the membership package of the Council for British Archaeology, along with a searchable back library of previous issues.

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Introducing the July/August issue of British Archaeology


British Archaeology: Campaigning for Archaeology since 1944
British Archaeology 179 Cover


Memories of Bootham

York City Football Club’s home had been at Bootham Crescent for nearly 90 years when the club moved to a new stadium in 2021. In a pioneering project, Historic England has been recording memories of a locally iconic place, and helping to see the site’s redevelopment reflects its history.



From the director

With Exploring Local Places the 2021 Festival of Archaeology theme, Neil Redfern looks back at how a wartime tragedy has been remembered in Leeds.


A proposal in a Conservation Area in Worthing, West Sussex raises questions of sustainability.

Archaeology active

The 2021 Festival of Archaeology and beyond.

Archaeology 8-25

Encouraging young people to explore local landscapes.


Dating the Cerne Abbas Giant

Has archaeology finally solved the argument about the Giant’s age?

 Collecting mammoths

Ancient landscapes from the era of northern Europe’s earliest humans are eroding on the Norfolk shore. Local collectors step in.

 Bronze Age migrants and natives

Was there a Neolithic wipe-out as immigrants brought the Bronze Age to Britain? Ancient DNA tells a new story of social complexity.

 World of the Nebra Sky Disc

Reports from two new exhibitions in Germany that feature the archaeology of southern England and Stonehenge.

 Bridge over the River Teviot

Old council minutes led a local heritage group to identify remains of a rare medieval bridge in the Scottish Borders. The discovery did not come too soon.

Caernarfon Castle

When visitors return to Caernarfon they will find much improved access facilities. Archaeological excavation ahead of the works has brought new insights to the castle’s history.



Keeping the Roman road atlas up to date.

The world in antiquity

Early Arabian monuments, alphabetic origins and a missing Viking.

My archaeology

Hugh Dennis, writer, comedian and presenter of The Great British Dig.

Sharp focus

Capel-y-ffin, Llanthony, Powys.

Greg Bailey on TV

What archaeology will we see on TV after the loss of BBC4?


Royal Forteviot, and the year of the handaxe.


Cancelling archaeology: who will speak for ancient societies?

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


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