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~Peter Ackroyd, London, The Biography

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Latest news from LA - get ready for a year of celebration as LA reaches its 50th anniversary in 2018

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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


LA's 50th anniversary

London Archaeologist published its first issue in 1968. Fifty years later, we're taking stock to see how archaeology in London has developed, and where it is heading. There will be a period-centred article in each of five issues from January 2018, as well as prizes and surprises with our Golden Tickets for subscribers. We'll be holding a major conference in the autumn and following that up with a very large party. More details of celebrations and events will be published throughout the year.
Click here to propose a paper for the 50th anniversary conference in autumn 2018.

Subscribe or renew online

Subscribe now to make sure you know about all the 50th anniversary events. And if you sign up before 1st December, you can get all five anniversary issues for the usual price for four. You can now subscribe to London Archaeologist or renew your subscription online using your credit or debit card via the secure CBA Shop.
Click here to find out more.

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Back issues free online

Every London Archaeologist published from the first issue in 1968 to the summer 2015 issue 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.

Now out - Autumn 2017

  • London Archaeologist's 50th anniversary
  • Tudor palace remains in Greenwich
  • London's waterfront 1100-1666
  • Roman development east of the forum
  • Post-medieval buildings in Westminster
  • The Tyburn in Victoria

    ...and on the cover, a set of 1st-century Roman miniature iron tools suspended on a ring, from the Bloomberg site on the Walbrook. A new display will be opening this autumn on the original site of the Roman Mithraeum discovered in 1954

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

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