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~Peter Ackroyd, London, The Biography
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London Archaeologist's 50th anniversary year continues with our spring issue - out now.

Latest news from LA - news on anniversary celebrations and the 2018 London Archaeological 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.
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, with five specially extended issues. Our second period review - archaeology of Roman London - appears in the current issue, and three more will follow. Ten subscribers have received Golden Tickets with their spring issues offering all sorts of surprises. And the date of our autumn conference has been announced, and the speakers lined up. It will take place on Saturday 6th October at the Waterloo campus of Kings' College London. Speakers, who will include Peter Marsden and Harvey Sheldon, will cover 50 crucial and eventful years in discovering London's past. Subscribers to LA will have priority for booking which will open in July. Watch this space for more news on this major conference and the very large party to follow.

Publication Prize 2018

Entries for the 2018 Publication Prize close on 14th May - make sure your nomination is included. Now in its 14th year, this biennial prize aims to promote the highest standards of writing about London's archaeology. Anyone can nominate just about any type of publication, and the publication can be for any sort of audience. The winner will be presented 250 and a certificate in the autumn. Full rules and nomination forms can be downloaded from links below.
Publication Prize 2018 rules
Publication Prize 2018 nomination form

New website on its way

We've been redesigning our website as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, and will be introducing it this spring. Visit again soon to see new content and a whole new look.

Subscribe or renew online

Subscribe now to make sure you know about all the 50th anniversary events - and have a chance of finding a GOLDEN TICKET in your quarterly mailing! You can now subscribe to London Archaeologist or renew your subscription online using your credit or debit card via the secure CBA Shop.
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Back issues free online

Every London Archaeologist published from the first issue in 1968 to the autumn 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 - Winter 2018

  • special review: 50 years of Roman archaeology in London
  • Saxon/medieval settlement in Barking
  • preview of the new Roman Dead exhibition at Museum of London Docklands
  • Walbrook Roman skulls revisited
  • riverside malthouse in Fulham

    ...and on the cover, the first stone inscription to be found bearing the name of London or its inhabitants, discovered at Tabard Square in Southwark.

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

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