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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 - Annual Lecture details - Publication Prize

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.
Relaunched in 2007, the magazine's coverage and activities have expanded. London Archaeologist now includes a broader range of content than ever:
  • excavation reports
  • historical articles
  • artefact and finds studies
  • monograph and report previews
  • archaeologist interviews
  • local society profiles
  • museum and exhibition reports
  • news
  • commentary
  • book reviews
  • events diary
  • ...and more


Annual Lecture

Results of the huge Crossrail excavations at Liverpool Street will be revealed by Alison Telfer at LA's Annual Lecture on Thursday 12th May as she takes us 'From the banks of the Walbrook to the Bedlam fields: 1600 years of death, decapitation and disease'. As usual it follows a reception at 6.30pm and short AGM at 7pm. It's all FREE and everyone is very welcome. Full details of the lecture can be found here.

Major landmark at AGM

At this year's AGM on 12th May, Clive Orton will be standing down as editor after serving 40 years. We hope as many members/subscribers as possible will come along to show appreciation and thanks for his massive contribution to the magazine and to London's archaeology. If you're coming to the reception beforehand at 6.30pm, please RSVP via the email link on the contact page here.

2016 Publication Prize open

Read anything good about London's archaeology lately? If so, nominate it for the prestigious London Archaeological Prize 2016, often called the Publication Prize. Anyone can nominate any type of publication published in 2014 or 2015, for any sort of audience. Entries must be in by 16th May. Click here for full details...and here for a nomination form.

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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.
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Now out - Spring 2016

  • Roman painted wall plaster from the City
  • Tower of London in old photographs
  • Roman water management in Moorfields
  • excavations at the William Morris Gallery
  • Time Truck promotes archaeology
  • Roman road discovered in Leyton

    ...and on the cover, a fragment of one of the largest Roman painted plaster schemes every discovered in London. Recovered in exceptional condition from Lime Street on the site of the second forum basilica, it is decorated with deer nibbling at foliage and exotic birds with a central candelabrum.

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

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