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 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 and films
  • 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

Caitlin McCall


Nick Bartos

Editorial Assistant

Mark Edwards

Art Manager

Editorial Staff

Caitlin McCall studied archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, and, on graduating, went into journalism. After years of writing, travelling, and playing, she was delighted to join CWA, where she can combine all three activities with her enduring enthusiasm for archaeology.

Nick Bartos graduated from Brown University with a BA in Archaeology and the Ancient World, and then traversed the Atlantic to take on an MPhil degree (Archaeology) at the University of Oxford. He has worked on a range of terrestrial and underwater archaeological research projects in Albania, Croatia, Egypt, Italy, Montenegro, Turkey, and the United States, as well as professional fieldwork operations in the UK. He always maintained a keen interest in journalism and is excited to be part of the CWA team and to help research and promote cultural heritage all over the world.

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.