Current World Archaeology

Britain's most popular world archaeology magazine

Current World Archaeology is the UK's only world archaeology title that combines the excitement of digs and discoveries across the globe with the allure of international travel. Packed with expert features and glorious photography, each issue showcases well-known sites (such as Macchu Piccu and Pompeii) and more exotic new locations to which our editorial contributors have privileged access. Published six times a year, Current World Archaeology has a large international readership and is sold on the newsstands in both the UK and North America and via subscription.

Published every other month, each issue includes:

  • Features: Each issue includes several major features, covering the whole world
  • News: Each issue includes the latest archaeological news and discoveries from around the globe
  • Travel: Each issue includes travel features, giving inspiration for the best archaeological destinations
  • Reviews: Each issue reviews the latest archaeological books
  • Museum: Each issue features and reviews a must-see museum from around the world
  • Columns: Each issue features regular columns from Charles Higham, Chris Catling, and Neil Faulkner
  • Forum: Each issue includes letters from our readers, a crossword, a photo puzzle, and a cartoon
  • Object Lesson: Each issue highlights a beautiful, unique, and often quirky ancient object and the story of its discovery

The Current World Archaeology website is a fantastic resource for anyone researching a site, particularly with travel in mind. The website provides hundreds of articles on different excavations from all corners of the globe.

Not only is Current World Archaeology popular in the UK, but the magazine is loved by heritage enthusiasts around the world - it is widely read in the US, Canada, Europe and other English-speaking nations. We have over 20,000 paid subscribers in North America alone.


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The World Archaeology team

Matthew Symonds


Lucia Marchini

Assistant Editor

Mark Edwards

Art Manager

Mike Traylen

Advertising Sales Manager

Editorial Staff

Matthew Symonds studied archaeology at Nottingham University, and then at Christ Church, Oxford. He is a visiting fellow at Newcastle University, has co-edited three volumes on Roman frontiers, and is particularly interested in Roman fortlets. He has excavated in Bulgaria, Sicily, Italy, and Britain, but is most at home on Hadrian's Wall.

Lucia Marchini studied Spanish and Classics at King's College London. She then decided to devote more of her time to the ancient world and read for an MA in Classics at UCL. She has worked as a researcher on a number of history-related book, radio, and film projects and as a journalist, writing on archaeological discoveries, exhibitions, and travel.

Regular contributors

Richard Hodges, columnist

Richard Hodges OBE is president of The American University of Rome, and former professor and director of the Institute of World Archaeology at the University of East Anglia and the former Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia. He has also dug extensively at Butrint in Albania.

Charles Higham, columnist

Charles Higham is Professor of Otago University in New Zealand, and an authority on Cambodia's Angkor civilisation and Ban Non Wat in Thailand.