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Current Archaeology Live! 2018

Current Archaeology Live! 2018

23-24 February 2018

Current Archaeology Live! 2018 returned to the University of London's Senate House on 23-24 February. We heard from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and as always it was an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days!
 

Timetable



Sunday Activity

Once again we ran a Bonus Activity on the Sunday - this time to London's Temple of Mithras. If you weren't able to attend, you may be able to visit independently at another time - for all the details, click here.



Current Archaeology Awards

These annual awards celebrate the projects and publications that have made the pages of CA over the last 12 months, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology. They are voted for entirely by the public

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

Book of the Year:
Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain (Edited by Mark White)

Research Project of the Year:
Blick Mead: exploring the 'first place' in the Stonehenge landscape (University of Buckingham)

Rescue Project of the Year:
An Iron Age chariot burial: excavating a square-barrow cemetery at Pocklington (MAP Archaeological Practice)

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


Save the Date!

Next year's conference will be held at Senate House, London, on 8-9 March. We hope to see you there! In the meantime, watch the video below for a flavour of what to expect from these celebrated CA Live! events.


   
What to expect Our previous conferences have been great successes - below are a few of your comments. We look forward to seeing you all again at this coming one!
Exceeded expectations. I was expecting a lot and got more - it's good to have access to good speakers and key personnel in the projects.
I flew all the way from Dubai for the conference and thoroughly enjoyed every presentation. It was an excellent weekend in a superb building with great biscuits.
I've been to every conference: I always expect to enjoy it, and I always do.
The event exceeded our expectation. We have an amateur interest in archaeology, mainly through television, and did have a concern that the event might be overly academic. This was not borne out, and we thought that all the speakers delivered interesting sets with Time Team presentation skills - and I mean that in a good way!
The organisers are to be congratulated for putting on a stimulating and wide-ranging programme.
Whole-Room View of the Beveridge Hall at Senate House during one of the sessions at CA Live!.  
It entirely lived up to my expectations. The venue was excellent; a magnificent art deco building. The awards ceremony and drinks reception (with nice pastries, rather than just crisps) - and the rock group - was an enjoyable way to close the first day.
It was my first attendance and I was highly impressed. The organisation was very smooth and professional, the content of excellent quality and superbly presented, the venue accessible and comfortable.
Excellent speakers and presentations. Also met up with old friends and made new ones - a friendly atmosphere.
Richard-Buckley-CA-Live Richard Buckley of University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) gives a talk on how his team discovered Richard III, and the archaeology behind it, during the CA Live! conference in 2013.  
Event was excellent value for money!
It was very interesting to hear current updated views from the contributors, all people qualified in their own disciplines. The event was well organised and gives one the opportunity to attend a centre where like-minded people can congregate and listen to current debate on topics.
AC8_6318-w Julian Richards (Meet the Ancestors) presents Phil Harding (Time Team) with the Archaeologist of the Year award, as part of the CA Archaeology Awards held during the evening reception on the Friday night each year.
Well-organised, well-run, and a superb range of speakers.
I have been to every conference since they began, and the range and variety of topics has been superb I can offer no improvements.
CurrentArchaeologyAwardWinners2018

Current Archaeology Awards 2018: winners announced

Every year, the Current ArchaeologyAwards 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 […]

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PRESS RELEASE: MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd win Current Archaeology’s Rescue Project of the Year award for 2018 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 Iron Age square barrow. Remarkably, the shallow grave contained the immaculately preserved remains of a chariot, its owner, as […]

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PRESS RELEASE: University of Buckingham win Current Archaeology’s Research Project of the Year award 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 about life in Mesolithic Britain, including evidence of meeting and feasting practices, but archaeologists have also discovered evidence for the transition […]

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Current Archaeology Awards 2018: Photos

Scroll down to view pictures from the 10th annual Current Archaeology Awards, and from Current Archaeology Live! 2018. Click the image to view a high-resolution version. All pictures should be credited to Current Archaeology unless otherwise specified.      

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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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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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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 about […]

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