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Here come the Celts! Ahead of a major exhibition featuring Celtic arts opening in London in September 2015 and Edinburgh in March 2016, our cover shows a small part of one of the most extraordinary Celtic treasures from Europe, still in the ground in Norfolk during excavation in the early 1990s; our feature describes some new forensic work conducted on the gold and silver. We also consider fine metal artefacts that were taken home from the British Isles by Norwegian Vikings, and four of the people behind the exhibitions introduce their controversial idea of what Celtic arts mean. We celebrate the 200th anniversary of a guidebook to one of the country’s best preserved Roman villas, and an Anglo-Saxon village that has been brought back to life. We hear about salmon fishing on the Dee – thousand of years ago, when the Cairngorms were covered in permanent snow fields. With our usual news, reviews and comment, this is an outstanding issue that reflects the variety of archaeology in modern Britain.



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British Archaeology the UK's most talked about archaeology magazine will suit anyone with a passion for delving into our past - whether you enjoy watching the latest archaeological TV documentaries, visiting historic buildings or digging on ancient sites!

It is an authoritative, in-depth source of information and comment on what’s new, interesting and important in the world of archaeology.

British Archaeology is a bi-monthly publication from the Council for British Archaeology – an educational charity. The established voice for archaeology in the UK, we're here to help you discover, explore and protect our unique heritage.

Among the articles in the trial issue, Mike Pitts reflects on the challenges facing the modern archaeologist, Jim Leary and David Field investigate traces of neolithic religion around Wiltshire's rivers and Sebastian Payne ponders the importance of the scientific side of archaeology.


Books are regularly reviewed in each issue of the magazine while the humorous 'Spoilheap' column keeps tabs on the curious lives of archaeologists. The 'Briefing' section lists the latest fieldwork excursions, excavations and archaeological conferences to keep readers in touch with the CBA network.


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