CWA introduces our new columnist and old friend Charles Higham, who, in this issue, recalls his earliest forays into archaeology, and how the present has a habit of linking up with the past.
The Abbeville tools – in context – proved the antiquity of human beings
Were mountains treacherous zones spurned by early people? Kevin Walsh and Florence Mocci share the 10 millennia long story of life above the 2,000m mark.
Mould, decay, mismanagement: having survived for millennia, the exquisite art at Lascaux is critically degrading. International rock-art expert Paul G Bahn reports.
Former chief archaeological advisor to English Heritage David Miles travels to Arles in Southern France. There, he pays homage to a new exhibition featuring Caesar’s head and an array of other finds dredged from ‘la plus grande poubelle’ – AKA the Rhône at Arles.
Périgord possesses two superlative assets: unrivalled rock art and matchless cuisine. The two seem utterly incompatible: after all, it stretches one’s imagination to associate archaeologists of early humans with discerning culinary matters. In essence, these archaeologists are manqué fossil hunters, gripped by the metrics of fragmentary bones and stones. Yet again, perhaps for all their […]
Archaeologists attempt to discern the chronology of images painted at the prehistoric site
How rescue archaeology is revolutionising our knowledge of the past
Archaeologists make a surprise find on the bed of the River Rhône
France’s sorcerers cave gets its own dedicated museum at Angles-sur-l’Anglin, Vienne
The changing fortunes of St Giles and Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert
Re-examination of artefacts from sites in central France reveal that Neanderthals were more like modern humans than previously thought