A shortlist of entries for the 2014 British Archaeological Awards has been announced today, showcasing the very best in British archaeology.
The judging panels for the awards reported a bumper crop of nominations this year reflecting the incredible wealth, diversity and quality of archaeology entries uncovering and presenting the very latest thinking and discoveries right across the UK.
Nominations include projects, publications, broadcasts and presentations as well as the use of innovation in approach, methodology and process. Entries are judged by independent panels made up of leading experts from across the archaeology field in the UK, including both professional and voluntary sectors.
The shortlisted entries are:
BEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT
- Bloomberg London, Museum of London Archaeology
- The Hungate Archaeological Project, York Archaeological Trust
- The Tameside Archaeological Survey, Dr Michael Nevell and Prof. John Walker
BEST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT
- Dig Greater Manchester, Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford
- Jigsaw Cambridgeshire: Piercing Together Cambridgeshire’s Past, Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council
- Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCHARP), The SCAPE Trust
BEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL BOOK
- Bosworth 1485, Glenn Foard and Anne Curry, Oxbow Books
- Interpreting the English Village; landscape and community at Shapwick, Somerset, Mick Aston & Chris Gerrard, Oxbow Books
- Star Carr, Life in Britain after the Ice Age, Nicky Milner, Barry Taylor, Chantal Conneller, Tim Schadla-Hall, Council for British Archaeology
BEST PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF ARCHAEOLOGY
- New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors, Lion Television and MediaLab for Channel 4
- The Post Hole, University of York
- Wemyss Caves 4D, Save the Wemyss Ancient Caves Society, The SCAPE Trust and The York Archaeological Trust
BEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL INNOVATION
- Archwilio App, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, Dyfed Archaeological Trust, Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust & Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
- ShoreUPDATE: Sites at Risk Map web portal and app, The SCAPE Trust
- Time-lapse photography, York Archaeological Trust Dickson Laboratory for Bio-Archaeology
The winners of the 2014 British Archaeological Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the British Museum on 14 July, to be compèred by Loyd Grossman, Chair of The Heritage Alliance, with Dan Snow, President of the Council for British Archaeology. A discretionary award for Outstanding Achievement in Archaeology will be presented at the event which also marks the start of a two-week celebration of all things archaeology during the 24th Festival of Archaeology with over 1000 public events, many free, on offer across the UK.
Established in 1976 as an independent charity and now in their 38th year, the Awards encompass five awards and a discretionary award for outstanding achievement. Their aim is to advance public education in the study and practice of archaeology in all its aspects in the United Kingdom, and in particular by the granting of awards for excellence and/or initiative.
Photographs of the shortlisted entries are available from the Awards administrator: 01992 554962 firstname.lastname@example.org
A representative of the British Archaeological Awards is available for interview on request. Contact Louise Ennis on 01904 671417/07709 353741