Rescue dig of the year


Rescue Dig of the Year 2017

The award for Rescue Project of the Year was accepted by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and the University of Cambridge for their work at Must Farm. Excavations of the burnt roundhouses at Must Farm have recovered quantities of well-preserved pottery, tools, textiles, and more, which paint a picture of daily life in Bronze Age Britain […]


Because I’m worth it: Apethorpe preserved

Very few people had heard of Apethorpe in 2004 when the government used a compulsory purchase order to take the Northamptonshire building into the care of the state. Two decades and several million pounds later, the house has been sold to new owners who will complete the restoration and open it to the public. Chris […]


Between road and river: Investigating a Roman cemetery in Leicester

Until recently, Leicester’s Roman cemeteries had seen little major excavation, and their burial practices were poorly understood. Now an investigation in the city’s West End has given a wealth of new insights into the Roman town’s diverse population, as Mathew Morris reveals. Today, if you stand amid the Victorian terracing, the old factories, and the […]


Wales in the Vanguard: Pioneering protection of the past

Fortieth birthdays rarely pass without a moment of introspection, but Wales shows no sign of resting on its laurels as its Archaeological Trusts notch up that anniversary. Instead, the country is blazing a trail through the landscape of heritage protection. Chris Catling casts his eye over how Wales got to where it is today, and […]


Fast track to the past: Celebrating Crossrail’s archaeology

The construction of the capital’s new railway, Crossrail, through the heart of London resulted in one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever undertaken. With the digs just complete, what have been the highlights? Nadia Durrani reports. In December 2015, after six years in the field, the final trowel hit the ground in the Crossrail […]


Rescue Dig of the Year 2016

  Congratulations to The Drumclay crannog-dwellers: revealing 1,000 years of lakeside living, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the 2016 Current Archaeology Awards.     The Drumclay crannog-dwellers: revealing 1,000 years of lakeside living (CA 299 – Nora Bermingham and Caitríona Moore, excavations carried out on behalf of the Department of […]


PRESS RELEASE: The Happisburgh Project wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Dig of the Year award for 2015, for revealing the earliest evidence of human activity in Britain.

Top honours for  Rescue Dig of the Year  at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to  the Happisburgh Project team for their work at Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. Their investigations at this remarkable site has revealed tangible traces of some of Britain’s earliest known human inhabitants, including a series of footprints dating back almost […]


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 […]


Rescue Dig of the Year 2013

Congratulations to Folkestone: Roman villa or Iron Age oppidum?, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the Current Archaeology Awards 2013.

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