Mark White, winner of Book of the Year 2018, holds with his award, along side colleagues and the award presenter Julian Richards [Photo Credit: Current Archaeology]

Mark White, winner of Book of the Year 2018, holds with his award, along side colleagues and the award presenter Julian Richards [Photo Credit: Current 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 on both archaeological and environmental data from the period in order to provide a much-needed perspective on the dynamics between different climates in the region, while also clearly explaining the science behind the results.

The prize forms part of the celebrated Current Archaeology Awards, which are given each year by Current Archaeology, the UK’s leading archaeology magazine. TV personality and archaeologist Julian Richards announced the winners of the 2018 awards on 23 February, during the Current Archaeology Live! annual conference, held at the University of London’s Senate House.

Accepting the award, Mark White said“I am very surprised – no one votes for the Palaeolithic! Thank you very much.”

Notes for Editors: Current Archaeology Awards

  • Voted for by subscribers and members of the public, the awards recognise the outstanding contributions to our understanding of the past made by people, projects, and publications featured in the pages of Current Archaeology.
  • The 2018 Current Archaeology Award for Book of the Year is sponsored by Akkadium College, School of Anthropology and Archaeology.
  • Current Archaeology was launched in 1967 and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
  • Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain was reviewed in Current Archaeology 324.
  • This year’s conference saw a record attendance, with over 400 people coming together to hear from archaeology’s leading experts.
  • Award categories include: Archaeologist of the Year, Book of the Year, Research Project of the Year and Rescue Project of the Year.
  • For more information about CA Live!, visit www.archaeologylive.co.uk

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