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Current Archaeology Awards 2020: Photos

Scroll down to view pictures from the 12th annual Current Archaeology Awards. Click the image to view a high-resolution version. All pictures should be credited as stated in the image caption. The winners of the 12th annual Current Archaeology Awards were announced on Friday 28 February, as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2020. The awards celebrate […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Professor Alison Sheridan wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award for 2020

Top archaeological honours at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Professor Alison Sheridan, who has been named Archaeologist of the Year for 2020. An eminent archaeologist who has enjoyed an impressive career, Alison has just retired from (and become a Research Associate at) National Museums Scotland, where she had been Principal Archaeological Research Curator. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Intrepid project to record Roman graffiti left by soldiers associated with Hadrian’s Wall wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Project of the Year award for 2020

Adventurous archaeologists who abseiled down the face of an ancient Roman quarry near Hadrian’s Wall to record rapidly eroding 3rd-century graffiti have won 2020’s award for Rescue Project of the Year. The Written Rock of Gelt, a sandstone outcrop in a Cumbrian wood 5.5km from the Roman frontier, is covered with inscriptions (as well as […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Excavation at extraordinary 11,000-year-old lakeside settlement in Yorkshire wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Research Project of the Year award for 2020

Star Carr, in North Yorkshire, is celebrated as Britain’s most important Mesolithic (‘Middle Stone Age’; c.9000-4000 BC) site, home to an extraordinary hunter-gatherer settlement that has yielded unprecedented insights into a little-understood period of Britain’s history. When the site was first excavated over 70 years ago, Mesolithic people were stereotyped as primitive nomads, but recent […]

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PRESS RELEASE: ‘Life and death in the countryside of Roman Britain’ wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Book of the Year award for 2020

Winner of the award for Book of the Year 2020 was Life and death in the countryside of Roman Britain, by Alexander Smith, Martyn Allen, Tom Brindle, Michael Fulford, Lisa Lodwick, and Anna Rohnbogner, published by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. This final volume in the New Visions of the Countryside of Roman Britain series concentrates […]

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Anglo-Saxon buildings beneath Bath Abbey

Two buildings found during excavations at Bath Abbey are the first Anglo-Saxon stone structures to be identified within the city, and may belong to the monastery where Edgar was crowned as first King of England, new analysis suggests.

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Arms and the man

Over 2,000 years ago, in what today is West Sussex but at the time lay within the territory of the Iron Age Regni tribe, an elaborate funeral was taking place. The man being laid to rest was an important and seemingly well-respected individual, with his mourners sending him to the grave accompanied by an extraordinary array of warrior regalia – a rare honour in a region where, at this time, cremation was the norm.

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Current Archaeology 361 – now on sale

Jersey and Guernsey are famous for their prehistoric archaeology, but the smaller Channel Island of Sark is less well known. Since 2004, though, Barry Cunliffe has been striving to bring the stories of its earliest inhabitants to light. Lying closer to France than to Britain, the Channel Islands show close cultural ties to the Continent […]

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