British Archaeology Magazine

British Archaeology is an award-winning bi-monthly publication, published by the CBA, focusing on the latest archaeology news, discoveries, and research within the UK and from British Archaeologists working overseas.

It is available from high street newsagents, via a print or digital subscription, and is one of the benefits of CBA membership

CBA members: to access the digital edition, please click here and follow the instructions to register. You will need to use the email address you use to log in to the CBA site but can create a new password.



Current Issue 


Introducing the September/October 2021 issue of British Archaeology


Who would be an archaeologist?

A striking shot of masked archaeology students from Durham University, on an excavation at Auckland Castle this July, leads our theme of a crisis facing the future of UK archaeology as we know it. What are the concerns? Are they real? And what can be done?


From the director

Excavating memories, celebrating place – an unusual football ground


Island House, Laugharne

Archaeology active

Contribute your stories of places and spaces

Archaeology 8-25

The growing resource of online archaeology


Old salt

Years of excavations at Street House in North Yorkshire have reinforced the impression that there was something special about the place in early times. The discovery of a unique Neolithic saltern may hold the answer

Revealing Lincoln Castle

An ambitious project that combined conservation and excavation has furthered understanding of a major Norman castle and its history

Saving face

As the British Museum tells the story of Nero, we trace the emperor’s footprints in Britain, and his toppled statues

Ring of truth

New insights into how Iron Age torcs, neck-rings of precious metal, were made

Accelerator mass spectrometry

How AMS transformed archaeology, the third article in our series about the story of radiocarbon dating



A medieval chess workshop, and ancient engravings


How have universities met the covid challenge of student ?eldwork?

The world in antiquity

A Neolithic wooden snake from Finland, and human remains in a Gabon cave

My archaeology

Shahina Farid, an excavator of extraordinary experience

Sharp focus

Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde, Colorado

Greg Bailey on TV

Where would archaeology be without Channel Four?


The Battle of Brunanburh, prehistoric ancestors and more


The British Museum’s next culture war?

Past Issues 

CBA membership includes access to a searchable library of previous British Archaeology issues, dating back to 1995.

You can search our back catalogue for subjects that may interest you here

Institutional Subscriptions 

Institutions such as schools, colleges, and libraries can now benefit from an institutional subscription to British Archaeology, giving all of their staff and students digital access to current and past issues of the magazine, providing more than 20 years of archaeological insight.  

Institutional subscriptions are available on a wide range of devices and offer both IP authenticated and remote access. Tools such as an integral keyword search, bookmarking and extensive linking will allow users to use the subscription to enhance their study of archaeology.  

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