Meet the Team

Matthew Symonds

Editor, Current World Archaeology

Matthew Symonds studied archaeology at Nottingham University, and then at Christ Church, Oxford. He is a visiting fellow at Newcastle University, has co-edited three volumes on Roman frontiers, and is particularly interested in Roman fortlets. He has excavated in Bulgaria, Sicily, Italy, and Britain, but is most at home on Hadrian’s Wall.

Click here to see a full interview with Matt, as published in issue 255 of Current Archaeology.

Amy Brunskill

Assistant Editor, Current World Archaeology

Amy studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Durham University before deciding that archaeology was her preferred subject. She then went on to read for an MA Archaeology at Durham, focusing on art in Palaeolithic Europe. She is also interested in the presentation of archaeology and heritage to the public, having worked in a number of museums including the British Museum, Museum of London, and the Foundling Museum, and led a heritage project studying the economic impact of Durham Castle on the surrounding area for the UNESCO World Heritage Site management plan.

Andrew Selkirk


Andrew Selkirk founded Current Archaeology in 1967 with his wife Wendy, and is now Editor-in-Chief. He has always been interested in archaeology; he did his first dig at school at the age of 13, subsequently went up to Oxford, where he read classics and became President of the Oxford University Archaeological Society. Believing that you cannot understand the past unless you first understand the present, he then became a Chartered Accountant, but while serving articles, he edited the student magazine Contra. This gave him a taste for editing magazine, so having qualified, he decided to abandon accountancy and launch a new archaeology magazine, called Current Archaeology. This was a success from the start, and has covered virtually all aspects of British archaeology.

Regular Contributors

Richard Hodges


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


Charles Higham is Professor of Otago University in New Zealand, and an authority on Cambodia’s Angkor civilisation and Ban Non Wat in Thailand.