The award for Research Project of the Year was accepted by the Stonehenge Riverside Project, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, and the National Trust for their work at Durrington Walls.

Ongoing research at Durrington Walls has revealed a massive and previously unknown palisaded enclosure beneath the banks of the famous Neolithic henge. It is a discovery that is set to rewrite the site’s history.

Accepting the award, Nick Snashall of the National Trust said:

“Durrington Walls is a fantastic place to work, really special, and the opportunity to work with these people is extraordinary. To see two such projects [the Stonehenge Riverside Project and the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project] come together with so much knowledge and scientific expertise is a real privilege.”

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Britons abroad: the untold story of emigration and object mobility from Roman Britain

(CA 311 –Tatiana Ivleva, Newcastle University)

Research into the distribution of British-made brooches on the Continent has provided new insights into Romano-British emigration, challenging the traditional beliefs that Britons rarely travelled through the Empire.

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Writing Mucking: lives in land

(CA 311 – Chris Evans and Sam Lucy, Cambridge Archaeological Unit)

Some 50 years after the start of the legendary excavations at Mucking by Margaret and Tom Jones, the definitive excavation reports have been published, involving more than 50 contributing specialists and extensive archive research.

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The mystery in the marsh: exploring an Anglo-Saxon island at Little Carlton

(CA 313 – University of Sheffield / PAS)

An impressive array of Middle Saxon metalwork has helped identify one of the most important high-status settlements found in Lincolnshire, bringing an early medieval marsh-island community to light once more.

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Medieval voices: recording England’s early church graffiti

(CA 315 – Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey)

Starting with a survey of tens of thousands of medieval graffiti in Norfolk’s churches, a pioneering project sheds light on these enigmatic etchings and the concerns and interests of the people behind them.

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Bullets, ballistas, and Burnswark: a Roman assault on a hillfort in Scotland

 (CA 316 – The Trimontium Trust)

Two Roman camps hold the Iron Age hillfort at Burnswark in a vice-like grip. The team working here have uncovered an extraordinary scatter of Roman projectiles, providing new insights into Roman warfare.

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Rethinking Durrington Walls: a long-lost monument revealed

 (CA 320 – Stonehenge Riverside Project / Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project / National Trust)

Ongoing research at Durrington Walls has revealed a massive and previously unknown palisaded enclosure beneath the banks of the famous Neolithic henge. It is a discovery that is set to rewrite the site’s history.

Click here to read the article


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