British Archaeology 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.
As the official magazine of the Council for British Archaeology – an educational charity. The established voice for archaeology in the UK, the magazine aims to help readers discover, explore and protect our unique heritage.
The online version of the magazine affords institutions additional functionality such as a fully-searchable archive and unlimited IP-authenticated access, making it an excellent resource for academics and professionals.
Our new cover features the “cunning women” of Scremby: excavation of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Lincolnshire is revealing new insights into specialists involved in healing, divining and the supernatural. We take a sideways look at the devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris. We go to the White Mountains of California in the second of our series on the science of radiocarbon dating. And we discover that Michael Faraday, famed for his work with electromagnetism and chemistry, was also a pioneering archaeological scientist. Finally, ancient DNA is again making the headlines: we feature a project that considered one of the key moments in Britain’s long story – the arrival of farming – and we have early news of a major study of Viking Age remains across Europe. Plus all our usual columns, reviews, listings and more.