British Archaeology Magazine

The Council for British Archaeology's award-winning bi-monthly magazine is the authoritative, in-depth source of information and comment on what’s new, interesting and important in UK archaeology.

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'I've done some archaeological presenting on the BBC – it seemed a good idea because I’ve always had an interest in our ancestors and what they perhaps left behind. At the conclusion of the series I continued my interest, and I like to pick up British Archaeology because it offers so much interest and insight into what we might find of those people from many, many generations back. Some of the digs that are conducted are incredible for their precision and complexity, and often without reward. But to read about other projects that have offered very real insight into who lived on the land before we did, I find really exhilarating, and I’ll always make an effort to pick the magazine up.'

Michael Buerk, TV newsreader