Current Archaeology Live! 2024

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A one-day conference bringing you all the latest archaeological discoveries and research from Britain and beyond

24 February 2024
UCL Institute of Education, London

Current Archaeology Live! 2024 will be taking place on 24 February at University College London’s Institute of Education, where we’d love for you to join us to hear the latest news on important discoveries and leading research projects from these shores as well as further afield.

The conference will be held in partnership with the UCL Institute of Archaeology.

As ever, we have an exciting line-up of expert speakers covering the archaeological spectrum from prehistory to the present day. Scroll down to see the provisional timetable.

Tickets now on sale

Full price tickets are £60, but early bird rates are available for a limited time for only £45.

Provisional Timetable

Saturday 24 February
Talks run from 9.30am to 5pm

Natasha Billson (Behind the Trowel)
– From the Trench to the Screen

Ali Cameron and Alice Jaspars (Cameron Archaeology/University of Southampton)
– The Missing Monastery: archaeological work at Deer 2017-2022

Nathalie Cohen (National Trust)
– Smallhythe Explored: Roman and medieval riverside discoveries along the Kent/Sussex border

Rachel Frame (Vindolanda Trust)
– Magna Roman fort and Milecastle 46

Professor Kevin MacDonald (UCL Institute of Archaeology)
– Tumuli through time in Mali and Senegal

Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology)
– La Cotte de St Brelade and the Archaeology of its Last Neanderthals

Professor Julian Thomas (University of Manchester)
– Excavating Arthur’s Stone

Lisa Westcott Wilkins (DigVentures)
– Deep Time

Keynote speaker: Dr John Gater (Time Team/SUMO GeoSurveys)
– Behind the Scenes of Team Team: 30 years in the media limelight

The CA Awards results will be announced at 5pm

Current Archaeology Awards

The Current Archaeology Awards celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of the magazine over the past 12 months, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.

These awards are voted for entirely by the public – there are no panels of judges – so we encourage you to get involved and choose the projects, publications, and people you would like to win!

Voting is now open: click here to see the nominees and cast your vote