Current Archaeology Live! 2022


A weekend of free virtual talks:
all the latest archaeological discoveries and research from Britain and beyond

25-27 February 2022
Free, online

Join us for Current Archaeology Live! 2022, which will run from 25-27 February. Like last year, this year’s event will be entirely online, and we will have an excellent line-up of leading archaeological experts from across the UK to share their latest thinking on all aspects of the past. The speakers confirmed so far are listed below, and we will be adding more to this line up over the coming weeks.

In order to make the event as accessible as possible, all the talks will be pre-recorded and then uploaded to the Current Archaeology YouTube channel for you to enjoy at your leisure during the conference weekend. You can watch them in whatever order you prefer, at your convenience, with no concerns about sticking to a prescribed timetable (though, unfortunately, you will need to provide your own tea and biscuits for breaks this year!).

List of speakers confirmed so far

Cladh Hallan’s roundhouses
Professor Mike Parker Pearson

Trellyffaint and uncovering dairy farming in Neolithic Wales
Dr George Nash

Iron Age coins in Britain: new advances through Linked Open Data
Dr Courtney Nimura

The Antonine Wall distance stones
Dr Louisa Campbell

Roman Richborough
Tony Wilmott

Bridge over troubled water: the Roman finds from the River Tees at Piercebridge in context
Professor Hella Eckardt and Dr Philippa Walton

Monasteries in the Viking Age: Iona after AD 800
Dr Adrián Maldonado

Rediscovering Fountains Abbey through conservation technology
Mark Newman

Airfields and their potential for study
Dr Robert Clarke

Visualising Iron Age Shetland
Dr Li Sou

Prehistoric diets in the Southern Levant
Dr Shyama Vermeersch

The archaeology of Japan
Professor Simon Kaner

Visualising Dunhuang
Dr Dora C Y Ching

Roman Libarna
Dr Katherine Huntley

Beginning Beyond Notability: excavating the archives for women in archaeology, history and heritage in Britain 1870-1950
Dr Amara Thornton

Playing the past: the archaeology of football and its social benefits
Dr Paul Murtagh

Conserving Stonehenge: the most major works on the sarsen lintels since the 1950s
Dr Heather Sebire

Current Archaeology Awards

The winners of the 2022 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced by Julian Richards on 25 February over on our YouTube channel. Voting opens on 1st December 2021 you can find out more about all the nominees by clicking here.