Archaeology Awards

Every year, the Current Archaeology Awards celebrate the projects and publications that have made the pages of Current Archaeology over the 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 – so we encourage you to get involved and choose the projects, publications, and people who you would like to win.

Voting is now open for the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards. Click on the links below to read about the nominees in each category:

Archaeologist of the Year
Book of the Year
Research Project of the Year
Rescue Project of the Year

Once you've made your choices, click here to cast your vote!

Voting closes on 5 February 2018, and the winners will be announced at the special awards ceremony on 23 February at Current Archaeology Live! 2018. Entry to the awards reception is included as part of the ticket for CA Live! – for more details, click here.

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Book of the Year 2018

Winner of the award for Book of the Year was Mark White for Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain (published by Oxford Archaeology). Winner of the award for Book of the Year 2018 was Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain, edited by Mark White and published by Oxford Archaeology. This book explores the palaeo-landscapes of southern Britain, focusing […]

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Archaeologist of the Year 2018

We are delighted to announce that Hella Eckardt is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award. Top honours for Archaeologist of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards for 2018 went to Dr Hella Eckardt of the University of Reading. A specialist in social approaches to Roman archaeology, she explores social and cultural […]

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Rescue Project of the Year 2018

The award for Rescue Project of the Year was accepted by MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd for their work at Pocklington. A prestigious archaeological award for Rescue Project of the Year 2018 has gone to MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd for their work on the Iron Age chariot burial at Pocklington. Excavations at Pocklington, East Yorkshire, revealed an […]

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Research Project of the Year 2018

The award for Research Project of the Year was accepted by the University of Buckingham for their work at Blick Mead. Accepting the award for Research Project of the Year 2018 was David Jacques from the University of Buckingham. The excavations at Blick Mead, about a mile from Stonehenge, have provided a plethora of information ab […]

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Archaeologist of the Year 2018 Nominee Interviews

We spoke to our three nominees for Archaeologist of the Year 2018 to find out their highlights of the year and of their careers so far, and their thoughts on the future of archaeology.    Below are the three nominees. You can read more about them here. Voting has now closed, and all the winners of […]

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Current Archaeology Awards 2017 – Winners Announced!

The results are in, and having counted your votes, we are pleased to share the winners of the 9th annual Current Archaeology Awards, as announced on Friday 24 February at Current Archaeology Live! 2017. Archaeologist of the Year: Mark Knight Book of the Year: Images of the Ice Age by Paul Bahn Research Project of the […]

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Current Archaeology Awards

Every year, the Current Archaeology Awards celebrate the people and projects that have made the pages of CA this year, 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. You can read about all the 2017 nominees using […]

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Archaeologist of the Year 2017

We are delighted to announce that Mark Knight is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award. Directing the Must Farm excavations for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Knight specialises in prehistoric landscapes, as well as Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery. His interests include exploring later prehistoric contexts of inhabitation and mobility, and […]

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Book of the Year 2017

Winner of the award for Book of the Year was Paul Bahn for Images of the Ice Age (published by Oxford University Press). With detailed discussions of Ice Age images and explorations of how they might be interpreted, this beautiful book demonstrates how sophisticated our ancestors were. Accepting the award, Paul Bahn said: “Thank you […]

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Archaeological Innovation of the Last 50 Years

Winner of the Archaeological Innovation of the Last 50 Years was LiDAR, as exemplified by the New Forest National Park Authority. The award recognized the successful use of laser mapping surveys to reveal thousands of previously unknown archaeological sites, from prehistoric field systems and Bronze Age burial mounds to an undocumented Iron Age hillfort. Lawrence […]

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