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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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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Rescue Project of the Year 2018

Rescue archaeology is carried out in areas threatened by human or natural agencies. Below are all the nominees for Rescue Project of the Year 2018. Voting has now closed, and the winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018. Great Ryburgh: a remarkable […]

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Research Project of the Year 2018

This has been another exceptional year for archaeological research. Below are all the nominees in this category. Voting has now closed, and the winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018.   Blick Mead: exploring the ‘first place in the Stonehenge landscape (University […]

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Archaeologist of the Year 2018

Who deserves special recognition for their work, research, and dedication to archaeology?   Below are the three nominees. Click here to read interviews with each of them. Voting has now closed, and all the winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018. Timothy […]

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Book of the Year 2018

Many excellent books have been featured in CA this year. Below are all the nominees in this category. Voting has now closed, and all the winners of the 2018 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 23 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2018.   St Paul’s Cathedral: archaeology and history John Schofield Published […]

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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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