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~Peter Ackroyd, London, The Biography

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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:
  • 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


Annual Lecture and AGM

London Archaeologist's Annual Lecture has become a big fixture in London's archaeological calendar. This year we'll be offering the first news and results of an important Roman site in the City on Thursday 11th May. The lecture will be given by Neil Hawkins of Pre-Construct Archaeology and, as usual, will follow a wine reception and short AGM. More details to come...

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.

We'll be quizzing some of the winning team in our 'Author, author...' feature in the spring issue to find out what makes a good monograph like the Tabard Square report, and how that can be achieved.

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

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Now out - Winter 2017

  • Archaeology of the Great Fire
  • Tunnel: Crossrail archaeology exhibition preview
  • Carshalton: from prehistory to parkland
  • Bronze Age landscape of Greenwich
  • Medieval origins in Stratford

    ...and on the cover, part of a rare Nene Valley parchment type ware face flagon found during the Crossrail excavations at Liverpool Street. It will be on display as part of the exhibition Tunnel: the archaeology of Crossrail at the Museum of London Docklands from 10 February to 3 September.

    …plus commentary, news and events diary.

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