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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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Current Archaeology Awards 2019: Photos

Scroll down to view pictures from the 11th 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 11th annual Current Archaeology Awards were announced on Friday 8 March, as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2019. The awards celebrate the projects and publications […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Archaeological dig along the A14 – one of the largest archaeological projects ever undertaken in the UK – wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Project of the Year award for 2019

A prestigious archaeological award for Rescue Project of the Year 2019 has gone to MOLA Headland Infrastructure for their work along the A14. Major road-improvement works on the A14 afforded the opportunity to investigate an entire landscape over six millennia, and was one of the largest and most complex archaeological projects ever undertaken in the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Largest ever ancient DNA study – showing at least 90% of British ancestry was replaced by a wave of migrants from the Continent around 4,500 years ago – wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Research Project of the Year award for 2019

The work of Iñigo Olalde and colleagues examined the Bell Beaker Complex – a hugely popular cultural phenomenon that swept through Europe and Britain during the 3rd millennium BC. This massive ancient DNA project illuminated how it developed and spread, showing that it had a particularly profound impact on the population of Bronze Age Britain, […]

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