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Current Issue 

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Introducing the September/October 2022 issue of British Archaeology

On The Cover

Henry Moore at Stonehenge 

The great artist first saw Stonehenge in the 1920s in moonlight, but it was 50 years before he depicted the stones in a major set of lithographs. New research reveals the extent to which he used photography to inspire his compositions.


From the director

A CBA Festival of Archaeology walk along Hadrian’s Wall.



St Margaret’s Works, Leicester


Archaeology active

Celebrating communities – past & present


Archaeology 8-25

Activities, resources & training



Excavating Leicester 

Leicester archaeologists describe how decades of large-scale developer-funded excavations have revealed dramatic insights into the Roman and medieval city.

The Cuilcagh to Cleenish project 

A community scheme focused on local initiatives near Enniskillen led to a three-year, award-winning project that combined archaeology, architecture, history, folklore, arts and storytelling.

The Abbey, the Old House & the Brewery

A restoration project in Kent brought building conservationists and archaeologists together at the former Boxley Abbey.

The wealthy Anglo-Saxons of Wendover 

An extraordinary cemetery has been excavated in Buckinghamshire ahead of the construction of HS2 lines.



Britain’s oldest handaxes, and challenging UK-wide Neolithic journeys.

The world in antiquity.

When chicken first reached Europe, and an ancient fortress in Iraqi Kurdistan.

My Archaeology

Interview with David Wengrow, co-author of best-seller, The Dawn of Everything.

Sharp focus.

A church on Caldey Island.

Greg Bailey on TV.

Can we hope for more than tweaks to existing TV formats?


The Staffordshire Hoard, and Neolithic stone balls.


What can we learn from an endangered museum in Cornwall?


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