Author: Current World Archaeology

Re-tracing our Origins

Prof Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum Traditionally, the evidence to reconstruct our evolutionary history has come from the prehistoric evidence of artefacts and fossils. But we also have an evolutionary history within us, locked up in the genetic code of our DNA. The last decade has witnessed remarkable developments in our ability to study that record, even […]


Anniversary Round Up

Ten years ago, CWA was launched on its maiden voyage of discovery. Here, experts from around the archaeological world share their insights into the greatest changes they have witnessed in that time, as well as what the next decade may bring.   Click on the articles to read more…   On a Scientific Roll by Prof […]


Felix Romuliana

A Roman retreat Eighteen Roman emperors came from Serbia – more than anywhere else outside Italy. One of them was Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus Augustus (AD 293-311). Standing in the splendid ruins of his palace at Gamzigrad-Felix Romuliana in eastern Serbia, in the remote lush countryside, I could not help feeling sorry for Galerius. Though […]

Back Issues

Below are all the past issues of Current World Archaeology. We still have the majority of magazines in stock – if you would like to purchase any back issues, please click here. 2018 90 89 88 87 2017 86 85 84 83 82 81 2016 80 79 78 77 76 75 2015 74 73 72 71 […]


CWA 60

The lost Egyptian cities of Thonis and Heracleion appear in the historical record but their whereabouts were long forgotten since disappearing beneath the waters of the Mediterranean 1,200 years ago. In fact, Thonis and Heracleion are the Egyptian and Greek names for the same city port that flourished for centuries at the mouth of the […]


CWA travels to Beijing

Tom St John Gray goes in search of the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. With limited Chinese, I boarded a bus at a busy terminal in Beijing. My destination was one of the most celebrated and imposing of World Heritage Sites, the Great Wall. After being warned about the tourist trap of […]


Hogarth at Carchemish

The dig Imperial rivalry and a growing awareness that little was known of a major Anatolian civilisation of Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age date – the Hittite Empire – led to a British Museum-funded expedition to explore the remains at Carchemish immediately before the First World War. The Hittites were represented by monumental […]

Museum: Smithsonian Institute

Ceramics of the Ancestors Central America’s ancient past at the Smithsonian Institution By 1500 BC, the inhabitants of Central America had settled in large villages. This more sedentary lifestyle and the development of maize farming that came with it allowed rapid population growth, and the evolution of complex and sophisticated forms of organisation, religion, and art. […]

«< 2 3 4 5 6 >»