Best Archaeological Project Shortlist

Best Archaeological Project Shortlist

Thames Discovery Programme, Museum of London Archaeology This project encouraged and facilitated public participation in the dynamic archaeology of the River Thames inter-tidal zone. National Trust Archaeology at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent This ambitious archaeological project aims to record and analyse parts of the property impacted by the current work programme, to engage staff, visitors and volunteers and to disseminate the results through a wide variety of different methods.

Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project Shortlist

Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project Shortlist

Museum of London Archaeology/Council for British Archaeology/Nautical Archaeology Society CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) One of the largest ‘citizen science’ archaeology projects in the UK, developed to record vulnerable sites in detail and/or to regularly monitor their fate over the longer term. The SCAPE Trust/Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project Newshot Island Boat Graveyard Providing an opportunity for learning and involvement for the local community, this project created a detailed and comprehensive record of the history of the vessels and their condition and publicised the results through the SCHARP network.

Best Archaeological Book Shortlist

Best Archaeological Book Shortlist

Richard Annis, Anwen Caffell, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves and Andrew Millard Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Story of the Scottish Soldiers in 1650 Oxbow Books Presenting the results of an archaeological investigation that took place during redevelopment work in t he historic core of Durham. It tells the story of a chain of tragic events that took place in the aftermath of the battle of Dunbar, 1650. Matthew Ritchie The Archaeology of Dun Deardail Forestry Commission Scotland/Nevis Landscape Partnership Presenting a popular account of the excavation, it sets the site in its wider archaeological and historical context and explores both the results of the excavation and the various creative responses to it. John Hunter The Small Isles Historic Environment Scotland Bringing together years of archaeological research in a comprehensive, beautiful and accessible book, and revealing new insights into life on the island

Best Public Presentation of Archaeology SHortlist

Best Public Presentation of Archaeology SHortlist

360 Production for BBC4 Digging for Britain Series 6 - EAST The series provides an accessible platform for the publicity of new archaeological research and this episode features five archaeological digs, which took place in the east of Britain in 2017 and puts some of the latest discoveries from these digs into context. Bloomberg London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE A new reconstruction of the Roman Temple of Mithras which was discovered on the site in 1952 - 4 this is one of Britain’s most significant archaeological discoveries and has received over 35,000 visitors (to March 2018). Save the Wemyss Ancient Caves Society/The SCAPE Trust Wemyss Caves 4D A collaborative digital documentation and interpretation project, this introduces a worldwide audience to, and creates a digital future for, the Wemyss Caves and MacDuff’s Castle in Fife,

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Award Categories 2018

  1. Best Archaeological Project
  2. Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project
  3. Best Archaeological Book
  4. Best Public Presentation of Archaeology

The British Archaeological Awards are Britain's most prestigious independent awards, celebrating and showcasing the best in archaeology across the UK.

Established in 1976, they now encompass five Awards and two discretionary Awards and are a central event in the archaeological calendar.

The 2018 winners will be announced at the forthcoming awards ceremony to be held on 15 October

The Awards' mission is to promote archaeology to practitioners and the wider public by celebrating and sharing excellence, innovation and engagement in archaeology.


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RT @MOLArchaeology: We are so excited that #LondonMithraeum @Bloomberg SPACE has has been recognised with the British Archaeological Award…
Congratulations to all the winners at this evening’s .⁦@BAAWARDSUK⁩ from the Trustees & compère .⁦@CarenzaLewis⁩. T… https://t.co/t7YGezszEP
We have every reason to be optimistic says Carenza Lewis our compère for the awards this evening https://t.co/qH8NRhvR1s
Well done everyone. You are all amazing! https://t.co/lQMiWvALrt
RT @allisonl: @BAAWARDSUK winners for best public display of Archeology is the London Mithreaum Bloomberg SPACE #baawards https://t.co/aQtP…
RT @CoastArch: Wow... Joint winners, with @CITiZAN1 of the BAA best community project award!!! https://t.co/0n1pxd8g7A
RT @allisonl: @BAAWARDSUK best archeological project is the incredible Archeology at Knole project #baawards https://t.co/2EOoOmvXXp
RT @CITiZAN1: And the winners of the @BAAWARDSUK for Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project are.... both @CITiZAN1 And @CoastArch! C…