I’ve been busy editing through my annual leave and today is a special day: the first article of my last-ever Archaeological Journal has just been uploaded to the Taylor & Francis online production system. Proofs of this and other articles will be sent out to authors in coming weeks and they will be published online at the earliest opportunity. This first article will be one of 4-6 articles due to appear in vol. 174 issue 1, out in January 2017.


I’m also pleased that this first article uploaded for produciton is authored by a former student: Dr Ben Jervis. Ben is a specialist in medieval ceramics and their contexts of use and deposition.

Produced with the help of my editorial assistant – Dr Ruth Nugent – volume 174 for 2017 will be out in print in July 2017. It looks set to be an exciting and varied volume, with papers submitted on the following topics (among others in the pipeline):

  • Bronze Age barrow cemeteries and later activity at Four Crosses, Llandysilio, Powys;
  • An early Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Breamore, Hants – lots of shields, buckets and more!
  • the decline of later medieval towns in southern Britain;
  • the large-scale analysis of landscape change from prehistory into the Roman period and Early Middle Ages;
  • an early medieval elite residence and chapel at Bamburgh, Northumberland;
  • the spectacle and mnemonics of the experimental archaeology of fire.

Check out the new Archaeological Journal online platform for the latest publications here.