For an initiative likely to lead to significant improvements in archaeological practice which facilitate new perceptions of the past.
Judges were looking for new initiatives which demonstrate one or more of the following:
Contribution to knowledge of or to dissemination of knowledge of the past in the UK by archaeological means
Effective dissemination and presentation
Excellence in project design, experimental technique, imaginative investigations, innovative solutions, resourcefulness
New approaches to teaching
See 2014 shortlist