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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 172 of British Archaeology out now!

On the cover: The relics of St Eanswythe

New research supports a tradition that bones found in a lead casket in a Kent church are the remains of Eanswythe, a woman who was one of the UK’s first saints. We have the inside story.

Issue 172


Film sets and training trenches

The movie 1917 is set in France, but most of the action was filmed in Wiltshire. We look at a century of trench digging and filming on Salisbury Plain

Combatants at Barrow Clump

A prehistoric burial mound and an Anglo-Saxon cemetery have been the focus of an unusual military operation

The mystery warrior of Walberton

After featuring the Bersted warrior in the last edition, we report a second Iron Age weapon grave in West Sussex. If the first had encountered Caesar in France, it’s possible this one witnessed Claudius’s invasion of Britain

Fantastic beasts, found in Kent

An Iron Age bucket decorated with fish-tailed horses and giant chicken is very similar to the famous Aylesford bucket dug up nearby in 1866

The Havering Hoard

An hoard of Bronze Age tools and weapons has been found in east London. Buried in four parts at a small settlement, it is a rare case of such a discovery made in an archaeological excavation

Breaking bronze

How were the pieces in Bronze Age hoards broken up? The answer is not as obvious as you might think

Memories of Blanches Banques

Archaeologists are mapping the half-hidden traces of a First World War prison camp on Jersey

Out of the darkness

Development-led archaeology becomes more accessible


My archaeology

Neil Redfern, the CBA’s new director


Is fire use at Barnham the oldest in Europe?

Greg Bailey on TV

Villages by the Sea

Sharp focus

The Forgotten Heinkel on Lundy


Chapels in Kendal and Cornwall


Westminster Abbey mosaics, and footprints in the past


Should we be concerned about a spat at the British Museum?

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


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