The rolling green farmland northwest of Cambridge was once crowded with bustling Roman settlements and industry, recent excavations suggest. Cambridge Archaeological Unit has investigated 14ha outside the city, revealing Roman activity spanning four centuries, as well as archaeological features stretching back to the Middle Bronze Age (c.1500 BC). Zig-zag ditches thought to represent practice trenches from [...]
As Time Team ends its run, Jim Mower – an archaeologist and producer for ten years on the programme – reflects on two decades of television archaeology and asks: what’s next? Time Team is the longest running history/archaeology strand in television history. Although often criticised over its lifetime, this is, by any reckoning, a remarkable [...]
The below photos were taken at the Current Archaeology Awards 2013, held at the University of London’s Senate House as part of the Current Archaeology Live! 2012 conference on 1-2 March 2013. Each image below is to be credited to Current Archaeology/Aerial-Cam
PRESS RELEASE: The Search for Richard III wins prestigious award as Research Excavation of the Year following a record number of votes from the general public
Top honours for Research Excavation of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to University of Leicester Archaeological Services’ international headline-grabbing discovery of Richard III under a Leicester car park. This astonishing achievement has finally allowed the lurid comments by Tudor chroniclers about the physique of this most controversial king to be objectively assessed. Accepting the [...]
PRESS RELEASE: Canterbury Archaeological Trust wins prestigious award as Rescue Dig of the Year following a record number of votes from the general public
Top honours for Rescue Dig of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Canterbury Archaeological Trust for their work at Folkestone Roman villa. First examined in 1924, coastal erosion prompted a re-examination of the site before it was lost forever. This revealed that the villa overlay a major Iron Age port of trade receiving large [...]
PRESS RELEASE: Roman Camps in Britain wins prestigious Book of the Year award following a record number of votes from the general public
Top honours for Book of the Year (sponsored by Oxbow Books) at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Rebecca Jones for Roman Camps in Britain (published by Amberley). This volume brings to life the mostly ephemeral traces of the temporary fortifications built by the Roman army while engaged in military campaigns or construction projects in Britain. [...]
PRESS RELEASE: Time Team archaeologist Phil Harding wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award for 2013, following a record number of votes from the general public.
Top honours for Archaeologist of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Phil Harding. A household name following his appearance on 20 seasons of Channel 4’s Time Team, Phil’s enthusiasm for archaeology has inspired countless others to enter the discipline. As well as digging at some of Britain’s most iconic sites with [...]
Professor Mick Aston has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 British Archaeological Awards.
The results are in: the winners of this year’s British Archaeological Awards were announced today (9 July) at the British Museum in London.
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