Archaeology Awards 2015


Research Project of the Year 2015

This year, the Research Project of the Year award went to Maryport’s Mystery Monuments. Accepting the award were Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott, of Newcastle University. They were recognised for their work at Maryport, where ongoing excavations at the 2nd century Roman fort have revealed the enigmatic traces of a huge timber building, whose post […]


Archaeologist of the Year 2015

We are delighted to announce that Michael Fulford is the winner of this year’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award. Professor Michael Fulford  has directed excavations at Silchester, a major Roman and Iron Age site in Hampshire, for almost 20 years. The project ended last summer, and has revealed a wealth of information about how […]


Rescue Dig of the Year 2015

Congratulations to First Impressions: discovering the earliest footprints in Europe, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the 2015 Current Archaeology Awards. The award was accepted by Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum and Dr Simon Lewis of Queen Mary, University of London, on behalf of the Happisburgh Project team […]


Book of the Year 2015

This year’s winner of the Book of the Year award is The History of Archaeology, edited by Paul Bahn. Exploring how archaeology is practised in countries ranging across Europe, the Far East, Africa, and Latin America “ often prompting surprising comparisons — this thought-provoking book examines how archaeology is not always politically neutral, and closes with […]