Book of the year

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Book of the Year 2021 – Nominees

Below are the nominees for Book of the Year. Once you’ve made your choice, click here to cast your vote! Voting closes on 8 February 2021, and all the winners of the Current Archaeology Awards will then be announced on 26 February as part of our virtual Current Archaeology Live! 2021. More details of the event to come.

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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 […]

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Book of the Year 2019

The Old Stones: a field guide to the megalithic sites of Britain and Ireland wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Book of the Year award for 2019 Winner of the award for Book of the Year 2019 was The Old Stones: a field guide to the megalithic sites of Britain and Ireland, by Andy Burnham and published […]

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Book of the Year 2018

Winner of the award for Book of the Year was Mark White for Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain (published by Oxford 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 […]

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Book of the Year 2017

Winner of the award for Book of the Year was Paul Bahn for Images of the Ice Age (published by Oxford University Press). With detailed discussions of Ice Age images and explorations of how they might be interpreted, this beautiful book demonstrates how sophisticated our ancestors were. Accepting the award, Paul Bahn said: “Thank you […]

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Book of the Year 2016

This year’s winner of the Book of the Year award is The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland by Marion Dowd   Celtic Art in Europe: Making Connections (Editors: Chris Gosden, Sally Crawford, and Katharina Ulmschneider, CA 302) This collection of 37 papers is essential reading for those interested in the possible meanings of decorated objects from […]

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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 […]

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Book of the Year 2014

This year has brought many excellent books through  our door. The following titles are those we feel deserve  special recognition.

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Book of the Year 2013

This year’s winner of the Book of the Year award is Roman Camps in Britain by Rebecca Jones, as reviewed in issue 268 of Current Archaeology.

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