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“ …the major source of archaeological information remains The London Archaeologist. The articles and site reports in that periodical are invaluable.”

~Peter Ackroyd, London, The Biography

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Latest news from LA - new editors - Festival of Archaeology

Mesolithic structure discovered on Vauxhall foreshore: photo Nathalie Cohen For anyone interested in the history, heritage or archaeology of the capital, London Archaeologist is essential reading. Since 1968 it has been the periodical of record for the London area, covering every major archaeological discovery, period, event and issue.
The magazine's coverage and activities continue to expand. As well as publishing London Archaeologist, the charity undertakes educational activities, administers the London Archaeological Prize, and supports publication of archaeological work. The magazine includes a broader range of content than ever:
  • excavation reports
  • historical articles
  • artefact and finds studies
  • monograph and report previews
  • archaeologist interviews
  • community archaeology coverage
  • museum and exhibition reports
  • current site updates
  • letters
  • news
  • commentary
  • book reviews
  • events diary
  • ...and more



The AGM in May paid tribute to Clive Orton, editor for 40 years, as he hands over to new joint editors: Jenny Hall and Diana Briscoe. Clive will continue to write the Gromaticus column and assist the new editors as they take over the reins.

2016 Publication Prize

Entries are now closed for the London Archaeological Prize - widely known as the Publication Prize. The winner, and a runner up if the quality of entries is sufficiently high, will be announced at the London Archaeological Forum meeting in November.

Festival of Archaeology

The Festival of Archaeology takes place between 16th and 31st July this year, with over 1000 events ranging from site visits through pot making to finds handling and identification taking place nationwide. All the activities on offer are listed on the CBA's Festival site.
Click here to find events near you.

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Back issues free online

Every London Archaeologist published from the first issue in 1968 to the spring issue 2011 can now be accessed free on the Archaeology Data Service - ADS. It's an amazing resource for researchers and browsing through the early issues offers a fascinating look at how archaeology has changed.
Click here to go to ADS.

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Now out - Summer 2016

  • Brentford's Roman roadside settlement
  • exhibition preview: illuminating the Great Fire
  • excavations at St Patrick's Church Soho
  • medieval pottery kiln in Pinner
  • exotic kitchen gadget from Roman Eastcheap
  • the River Tyburn and Thorney Island at Westminster
  • meet LA's new joint editors

    ...and on the cover, fire-blackened tin-glazed earthenware floor tiles from excavations of buildings destroyed in the Great Fire of London. This issue previews FIRE! FIRE!, a major exhibition at Museum of London opening 23 July .

    …plus commentary, news, book review and events diary.

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