IoA at the British Archaeological Awards 2012
10 July 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.
Three of the projects shortlisted for awards have strong public outreach components, a pronounced feature of the Institute's research ethos.
- In the "Best Archaeological Discovery" category, Andrew Gardner, Peter Guest (Cardiff University) and Tim Young (GeoArch) were Highly Commended for their Caerleon project 'Lost City of the Legions', as was Institute alumnus Gabor Thomas for his work on the Anglo Saxon Monastic Landscape at Lyminge, in the "Best Archaeological Project" class.
- The "Best Community Archaeology Project" was won by the Thames Discovery Programme, run by Institute alumni Nathalie Cohen, Eliott Wragg and Gustav Milne.
Other winners included Alasdair Whittle, Frances Healy and Alex Bayliss for their book Gathering Time: dating the early Neolithic enclosures of Southern Britain and Ireland, the Cambridge Archaeological Unit for their stunning prehistoric excavations of the palaeochannel at Must Farm, the ADS for the much-needed 'Grey Literature Library' and (of course) 'Time Team', in the "Best public representation of Archaeology" category.
A large and enthusiastic audience attended the ceremony, which was chaired by Dr Mike Heyworth of the Council for British Archaeology, and the awards were presented by an on-form Loyd Grossman.
Congratulations to all concerned!