The 2018 Current Archaeology Award winners. [Photo credit: Current Archaeology]

The 2018 Current Archaeology Award winners. [Photo credit: Current Archaeology]

Every year, the Current Archaeology Awards celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of the magazine over the past 12 months, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.

These awards are voted for entirely by the public – there are no panels of judges.

The winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards were announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018.

The winners in each category were:


Archaeologist of the Year:

Hella Eckardt

Find more about the Archaeologist of the Year and read the Current Archaeology Awards 2018 Press Release regarding Hella.


Book of the Year:

Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain (Edited by Mark White)

Find more about the Book of the Year and read the Current Archaeology Awards 2018 Press Release regarding this book.


Research Project of the Year:

Blick Mead: exploring the ‘first place’ in the Stonehenge landscape (University of Buckingham)

Find more about the Research Project of the Year and read the Current Archaeology Awards 2018 Press Release regarding this project.


Rescue Project of the Year: 

An Iron Age chariot burial: excavating a square-barrow cemetery at Pocklington (MAP Archaeological Practice)

Find more about the Rescue Project of the Year and read the Current Archaeology Awards 2018 Press Release regarding this project.

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