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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:
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  • artefact and finds studies
  • monograph and report previews
  • archaeologist interviews
  • community archaeology coverage
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  • letters
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  • commentary
  • book reviews
  • events diary
  • ...and more


2016 Publication Prize results

The winners of the 2016 London Archaeological Prize, known as the Publication Prize were announced on 28 November at the London Archaeological Forum by chair of judges, Peter Rowsome, LA's Managing Editor. First place went to 'Temples and Suburbs: Excavations at Tabard Square, Southwark' by Douglas Killock with John Shepherd, James Gerrard, Kevin Hayward, Kevin Rielly and Victoria Ridgeway, published by Pre-Construct Archaeology. The runner up was 'Roman Sculpture in London and the South-East' by Penny Coombe, Francis Grew, Kevin Hayward and Martin Henig, published by the British Academy and OUP.

After much deliberation and a tie break vote by the judges, only one point separated the top two entries. Receiving an honourable mention, and only one point behind, was 'The Spitalfields Suburb 1539-c. 1880: Excavations at Spitalfields Market, London E1, 1991-2007' by Chiz Harward, Nick Holder and Nigel Jeffries, published by MOLA. The entries, all published in 2014 or 2015, covered archaeology across London, and across periods, with authors coming from local societies, the professional units and academia. Topics ran from prehistoric landscape at Heathrow to docklands industrial sites to medieval pottery in Cheam.

To download a list of all the shortlisted publications with descriptions and judges' comments click here.

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Now out - Autumn 2016

  • Museum of London's move to West Smithfield
  • evidence for the Great Fire in Holborn
  • Kentish ragstone masonry in medieval London
  • archaeology and disability
  • a moated site in Barnsbury

    ...and on the cover, half of a stone token mould with an agnus dei, geometric and floral patterns. Throughout the 15th-18th centuries, tokens were made by artesans trading locally when low denomination currency was in short supply. This mould features in Delivering the past , a display at the Museum of London of artefacts from excavations at the former General Post Office, Newgate Street 1975-79.

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

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