Britain’s favourite archaeology magazine.

Options starting at less than £1 per week. Choose your subscription to Current Archaeology:


Print

£59.40

£49.95

FOR 1 YEAR

  • 12 monthly copies of Current Archaeology mailed to your door
  • Save £9.45 compared to the shop price (£4.95 per issue)

Print & Digital

£155.28

£79.99

FOR 1 YEAR

  • 12 monthly copies of Current Archaeology mailed to your door
  • Digital subscription to The Past where you can read 12 monthly issues of Current Archaeology
  • Save £75.29 compared to paying separately

PLUS

  • Free unlimited digital access to 3 other magazines (worth £98.40):
    • Current WORLD Archaeology
    • Minerva
    • Military History Matters
  • Read recent back issues of Current Archaeology you may have missed
  • Formatted for easy online reading – no page scans or zooming and panning
  • iOS and Android apps coming soon

Digital

£95.88

£59.99

FOR 1 YEAR

  • Digital subscription to The Past where you can read 12 monthly issues of Current Archaeology
  • Save £35.89 compared to the monthly price (£7.99 per month)



PLUS

  • Free unlimited digital access to 3 other magazines (worth £98.40):
    • Current WORLD Archaeology
    • Minerva
    • Military History Matters
  • Read recent back issues of Current Archaeology you may have missed
  • Formatted for easy online reading – no page scans or zooming and panning
  • iOS and Android apps coming soon

* Outside the UK: For Print and Print & Digital subscriptions, please add £12 if mailed outside the UK.

Institutional Subscriptions: For information on subscription rates for institutions, and to pay online, please email [email protected]

Digital Archive: We also have a digital archive of scans of the back issues of Current Archaeology. This is a separate product, run by Exact Editions. More details here.

Why Current Archaeology?

Publishing since 1967

For over 50 years Current Archaeology has been visiting the digs, talking to the excavators, and reviewing the literature to keep our readers up-to-date. So, if you are interested in staying current with the past, now is the perfect time to subscribe.

Always Stimulating

Learn more about one of Britain’s fastest growing subjects from the respected voice of Current Archaeology.

Subscribe risk free!

If you decide in the first 2 months that Current Archaeology is not for you, call us and we will refund your money — plus you will be able to keep the print magazines that you have already received.

Gift Subscriptions

Share quality writing with your friends and family. Subscriptions make thoughtful, personal, and lasting gifts, whether as a birthday present, a Christmas present, an anniversary gift, or simply as a thank you to a friend. Contact us should you have any specific requests.

Compare subscription plans and benefits

Print subscriptions

  • Current Archaeology is published in full colour with beautifully illustrated articles.
  • Your magazine will be delivered direct to your door, so you never miss an issue.

Each issue includes:

DIGS: Each magazine reports on the latest excavations, brilliantly described and beautifully illustrated.

DISCOVERIES: Be the first to find out about the latest archaeological discoveries, put into context.

DEBATE: Know about the hot topics within archaeology – who’s saying what, and why it matters.

NEWS: Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from excavations across the UK.

CALENDAR: Find out what’s on and where with all the archaeological diary dates.

BOOKS: Get discerning reviews of the latest books, and discover what’s soon to be published.

MUSEUMS: Explore behind the scenes at the latest archaeological exhibitions.

Digital Subscriptions

Digital subscriptions are hosted on our digital platform, the-past.com. Here you will have unlimited access to all 4 of our leading magazines:

  • Current Archaeology
  • Current WORLD Archaeology
  • Minerva Magazine
  • Military History Matters

Including:

FULL PRINT CONTENTS: You will have access to the full contents of each magazine as soon as each article is finished.

EXTRA FEATURES: More news, additional related content, weekly podcast, the Friday quiz and weekly newsletters.

BACK ISSUES: You will also have access to recent back issues of the magazines. (2021 onwards)

DESKTOP & MOBILE: The site is optimised for desktop, mobile, and tablet browsing. Free apps for iOS (iPhones & iPads) and Android (phones and tablets) will be available shortly.