Archaeology Awards 2020


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 […]


Rescue Project of the Year 2020

The award for Rescue Project of the Year 2020 was won by ‘Roman writing on the wall: recording inscriptions at a Hadrian’s Wall quarry’. 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 […]


Book of the Year 2020

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 […]


Research Project of the Year 2020

The Research Project of the Year award was won by ‘Life beside the lake: opening a new window on the Mesolithic at Star Carr’. 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 […]


Archaeologist of the Year 2020

We are delighted to announce that Alison Sheridan is the winner of this year’s Archaeologist of the Year award 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 […]