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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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Issue 177 of British Archaeology out now!



Behind the scenes of the new film set at the Sutton Hoo excavation: an interview with the director, Simon Stone, perspectives from the British Museum and the National Trust, and what it’s like to be an archaeological advisor on a Netflix movie.

British Archaeology 177


Tay hillforts

A community project is revealing a world of defended settlements, competitive hierarchies and fine crafts over 2,000 years ago around the Tay estuary on Scotland’s east coast

Dating pottery

A new breakthrough allows pottery to be radiocarbon dated. The scientists behind the technology describe it as “a game-changer”

Principal Place

Archaeologists found rare evidence for Neolithic London on the site of the new Amazon HQ. Could radiocarbon dating the pottery say how old it was?

Mount Pleasant

A large henge enclosure in Dorset was thought to have developed over centuries during the Neolithic and Bronze Age. A new scientific programme has overturned that idea, with big implications

Unlocking Eddisbury hillfort

Research into gate-mechanisms opens a door onto a vanished world


Our annual tribute to some of the archaeologists and lovers of antiquity who died in the past year


From the director
Reflecting on 2020, from an online Festival to old bathtubs

Detecting crimes and concealing statues

My archaeology
Sculptor Antony Gormley talks about his long fascination with archaeology

Sharp focus
Taddiport Leper Fields, Devon

Greg Bailey on TV
Egyptian Mummies with Bettany Hughes

An outhouse on New Street, Penryn, Cornwall

Staffordshire Hoard, Stonehenge and the Ness of Brodgar

Archaeology active
Winners in Festival photography competition

Archaeology 8-25
Shaping archaeology to benefit youth voice

Disrupting the past
Archaeology is about the living, not just the dead

Unleashing the mayhem of antiquity 

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

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