Research reveals Papua New Guinea was a region where agriculture evolved independently
Welcome to Current World Archaeology, the magazine that studies archaeology round the world.
CWA was founded in 2003 as a sister magazine to Current Archaeology which, since 1967, has been reporting on the latest discoveries in British archaeology.
But CWA does not just look at the latest discoveries: it also travels the globe, looking at great monuments around the world, explaining how they came to be the sites - and sights - we see today.
Caitlin McCall, Editor
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We often think of archaeology as being all about objects, but written sources are just as fundamental to our understanding of the past.
The dig Rather than one major campaign of excavation, it was the results from a series of interventions over almost half a century, pulled together by Dr D K Absolon, Curator of the Government Museum in Brunn, Czechoslovakia, during the interwar period. This work of synthesis was then widely publicised from the mid-1920s onwards. The [...]
The dig Ancient historian Josephus records a dramatic end to the Siege of Masada in AD 73. As the final act of the Jewish Revolt of AD 66-73 – the subject of Josephus’s Jewish War – the writer records the mass suicide of 960 men, women, and children. These hardline revolutionaries – the original Zealots [...]
Before 1812, Petra was one of the ancient world’s ‘lost cities’: it was known from historical references, but the site had not been located on the ground.
The ruins of Great Zimbabwe extend over 720 hectares of rocky hill and valley in south-central Zimbabwe. Yet it’s origins were often denied…
The remains – remarkably unprepossessing amid the spectacular ruins of classical Rome all around – comprise postholes, wall-slots, and drainage gullies, defining three small structures.