Institute of Archaeology in nominations for 'Archaeologist of the Year' Awards

4 December 2012

Recording on the Thames foreshore (Photo © Nathalie Cohen, Thames Discovery Programme)

Voting is now open for the 5th annual Current Archaeology Awards. In its 75th anniversary year, the Institute features prominently in the nominations.

The Current Archaeology Awards celebrate projects, publications and people who have made outstanding contributions to archaeology and are decided entirely by the public.

In the running for Archaeologist of the Year 2013 are lecturer Gustav Milne, Project Director of the Thames Discovery Programme, the ground-breaking community archaeology project, and Bob Bewley of the Heritage Lottery Fund, a Visiting Professor at the Institute.

The UCL Institute is up against strong opposition, as the third candidate is Phil Harding, from Channel 4's Time Team.

The Stonehenge Riverside Project, led by Mike Parker Pearson, himself Archaeologist of the Year 2010 and now teaching at the Institute, has been nominated for Research Project of the Year as has Lost City of the Legion, the Institute's collaborative project with Cardiff University at Caerleon, led by Peter Guest and Andrew Gardner.

Voting closes on 15 February 2013 and the winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on 1 March 2013 at the Current Archaeology Live! 2013 event.

The Institute of Archaeology needs your votes: good luck to all the nominees!