Archaeology Awards

The winners of the 12th annual Current Archaeology awards were announced on 28 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2020. The 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 – so we encouraged you to get involved and choose the project, publications, and people you wanted to win.

The winners were:

Archaeologist of the Year
Alison Sheridan

Research Project of the Year
Life beside the lake: opening a new window on the Mesolithic at Star Carr
University of York / Newcastle University / University of Chester

Rescue Project of the Year
Roman writing on the wall: recording inscriptions at a Hadrian’s Wall quarry
Jon Allison / Newcastle University / Historic England

Book of the Year 
Life and death in the countryside of Roman Britain
By Alexander Smith, Martyn Allen, Tom Brindle, Michael Fulford, Lisa Lodwick, and Anna Rohnbogner

Click on the links below to find out about the nominees in each category:

Archaeologist of the Year

Research Project of the Year

Rescue Project of the Year

Book of the Year

 

For more photos of the winners, click here.