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 

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Introducing the January/February 2022 issue of British Archaeology


Privilege and penury in Roman Britain

Two excavations with stories of opposed social worlds: a crucified man, and a woman celebrated with sophisticated sculpture


From the director

The new freedoms of in-person meetings


Castle Hill Farmhouse, Bickenhill

Archaeology active

The CBA has a digital facelift

Archaeology 8-25

Pathways to a future with the past


Crucifixion in the Fens

A previously unknown Roman settlement found in Cambridgeshire has five small cemeteries. In one were the remains of a man with a nail through his heel. Exclusively for British Archaeology, David Ingham & Corinne Duhig report on the excavations, and what they believe to be extremely rare evidence for ancient crucifixion – and the first from northern Europe

Little church by the railway

Archaeologists have just completed the excavation of an entire church and its burial ground at Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. We describe the HS2 dig from its beginnings to the discovery of rare Roman sculptures and a mausoleum that was built over by a Norman church

Power for the past

National Grid is burying overhead electricity cables which run through some outstanding rural landscapes. John Boothroyd reports on a long trench in Dorset, which revealed a wealth of new archaeology.

Aerial archaeology online

Sally Evans, Simon Crutchley & Matthew Oakey introduce Historic England’s project that allows us to see archaeological mapping and records derived from air photography and laser survey, on maps and satellite imagery, online for free



Priam exchanges gold for his son’s body – in Rutland

+ Interior decoration at arena is a first for Roman Britain


Ancient identities & tolerant futures

The world in antiquity

Mapping Karakorum, and the story of John Dee’s obsidian mirror

My archaeology

Cameron Poole on the experience of excavating at Stoke Mandeville

Sharp focus

Mow Cop Castle, Cheshire

Greg Bailey on TV

David Olusoga and A House Through Time


A history of humanity, and ancient settlement in the Western Isles


Beware the purveyors of an Orwellian past


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


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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