The results are in: the winners of this year’s British Archaeological Awards were announced today (9 July) at the British Museum in London, with some prizewinners whose names are bound to be familiar to readers of Current Archaeology. Particular congratulations go to the Must Farm excavation team, whose project – which unearthed the stunning Bronze Age boats featured in CA 263 – won two prizes.
Best Archaeological Project: Must Farm (see CA 263)
Best Archaeological Book: Gathering Time: Dating the Early Neolithic Enclosures of Southern Britain and Ireland, by Alasdair Whittle, Frances Healy and Alex Bayliss (see CA 259)
Best Public Presentation of Archaeology: Time Team series 18 episode 1, ‘Reservoir Rituals’ (in a former life our Editorial Assistant Carly was the researcher on this dig, which was also Time Team‘s 200th episode – see CA 252 for our Time Team special)
Best Community Archaeology Project: Museum of London Archaeology Thames Discovery Programme (see CA 244)
Best Archaeological Innovation: The Archaeology Data Service grey literature library
Best Archaeological discovery: Cambridge Archaeological Unit at Must Farm (see CA 263)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mick Aston
Special Award: Operation Nightingale (follow the link to read about our visit to their Caerwent dig, or see CA 265, 267, and watch this space for more in 270!)
Congratulations to this year’s deserving winners.