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Caerleon Project shortlisted for British Archaeological Award 2012

11 June 2012

Excavations at Caerleon, unearthing a Roman floor

The Caerleon Roman Fortress Project, a collaboration between UCL and Cardiff University, has been shortlisted for Best Archaeological Discovery in the British Archaeological Awards 2012.

The British Archaeological Awards are a showcase for the best in UK archaeology. Established in 1976, they now encompass six awards, covering every aspect of UK archaeology.

The award for best archaeological discovery is for discoveries which advance understanding and stimulate public imagination of the past with judges looking for evidence of the following:

  • Contribution to knowledge of archaeology in the UK
  • Commitment to recognised professional standards and ethics for recovering and reporting the discovery and subsequent dissemination
  • Quality of collaboration with others
  • A project which captures the public's imagination

The Caerleon discoveries have been shortlisted with the discovery of the Frome Hoard and also the Must Farm Palaeochannel Excavations by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit. The results will be announced at the British Museum on 9 July.

Further information about the Caerleon Project, co-directed by the Institute's Andrew Gardner (who is nominated together with Dr Peter Guest and Dr Tim Young) is available here»