This year has seen many important advances in archaeological knowledge, technology, and methodology.
Rescue archaeology is vital work carried out in areas threatened by human or natural agencies.
This year has brought many excellent books through our door. The following titles are those we feel deserve special recognition.
We always look forward to escaping from the office to meet archaeologists working to uncover the secrets of the past – their hard work and dedication is always inspiring. This year we would like to put forward the following individuals for special recognition of their work.
We are delighted to announce that Phil Harding is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award.
This year’s winner of the Book of the Year award is Roman Camps in Britain by Rebecca Jones, as reviewed in issue 268 of Current Archaeology.
This year, the Research Project of the Year award went to Richard III: the search for the last Plantagenet king, featured in CA 272.
Congratulations to Folkestone: Roman villa or Iron Age oppidum?, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the Current Archaeology Awards 2013.
English Heritage’s senior archaeologist and winner at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards 2012
We are delighted to announce that Tony Wilmott is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award. Currently Senior Archaeologist for English Heritage, Tony Wilmott is one of the leading authorities on Hadrian’s Wall and the amphitheatres of Roman Britain. Specialising in the Roman and Medieval periods, he has recently excavated at [...]
Congratulations to Sea of Troubles: Scotland’s Eroding Heritage, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year 2012. Featured in CA 259, Scotland’s frequently turbulent weather has uncovered archaeological treasures like Skara Brae but can also cause terrible damage, with many sites now threatened by coastal erosion. For the last decade SCAPE (Scottish Coastal Archaeology and [...]
This year’s winner of Book of the Year 2012 is Becoming an Archaeologist: a guide to professional pathways by Joe Flatman, as reviewed in issue 260 of Current Archaeology. Becoming an Archaeologist: a guide to professional pathways – CA 260 Joe Flatman This free and frank discussion of life as an archaeologist in the UK, USA, and Australia pulls no [...]
This year the Research Project of the Year 2012 awards went to Massacre at Fin Cop, featured in CA 255. Iron Age hillforts are commonly viewed as peaceful – if monumental – settlements, statements of prestige and power rather than military fortifications. But harrowing evidence from a Derbyshire site suggests these communities could come to a [...]
We are delighted to announce Sam Moorhead as our official Archaeologist of the Year 2011. Sam is the National Finds Advisor for Iron Age and Roman coins in the Department of Portable Antiquities at the British Museum. But he is much more than that: his many achievements and the range of his contributions to archaeology are truly phenomenal.
Current Archaeology‘s Book of the Year 2011 is awarded to Julian Bowsher and Pat Miller for The Rose and the Globe: Playhouses of Shakespeare. This has been a year filled with fabulous reading. So many great books have crossed our desks! We have done our best to review as many as possible, and we hope you have had a chance to read some.
This year, the much coveted Research Project of the Year prize went to The Ness of Brodgar, and was accepted on behalf of the team by Nick Card, Senior Projects Manager at the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology.
Congratulations to the team behind the Frome Hoard, which was named as Current Archaeology‘s Rescue Dig of the Year 2011.
The award was accepted by Sam Moorhead on behalf of the project team, including Dave Crisp (finder), Katie Hinds and Anna Booth (Finds Liaison Officers), Bob Croft and Alan Graham (excavators).