Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat: Origins, Cambodia

One of South-East Asia’s most celebrated archaeological sites and one of the great marvels of the world, Angkor Wat appeared in the very first issue of CWA, as well as in #5 and, most recently, #50. Stretching over 400km², the surrounding archaeological park includes the various capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th-15th century, as well as the famous temple of Angkor Thom. But when exploration began in the 18th and 19th centuries, it was quickly obvious that there was strong Indian influence. What can new research tell us about Angkor’s origins?

Llublijana, Slovenia

A wheel found in Slovenia dates to around 100 years earlier than the previous record holder

Digging Abroad

Would you like to dig abroad? If you wish to dig in Britain, you can of course consult the Handbook of Archaeology which we publish free to Current Archaeology subscribers with the Spring issue. However, if you want to dig abroad, you should subscribe to Archaeology Abroad, which publishes two bulletins a year in April […]

Kuk, Papua New Guinea

Research reveals Papua New Guinea was a region where agriculture evolved independently

Earliest Man

160,000 year old human skull discovered in Afar


Letter from Baghdad

John Curtis sends a postcard from Baghdad considering heritage work after the Iraq war