The winners of the 2016 British Archaeological Awards were announced at a ceremony at the British Museum in London on 11 July.

Congratulations to all our winners and highly commended entries and thank you to everyone who entered for celebrating and sharing British archaeology.

If you attended the 2016 Awards, we would welcome your feedback.

BEST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT

For a programme of research advancing the knowledge of the past in the UK by archaeological means with community engagement.

WINNER

Battles, Bricks and Bridges
Cleenish Community Association and Killesher Community Development Association

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dig Greater Manchester
Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford

Whithorn: Hearth, Home and Farm, with DigTV
The Whithorn Trust

BEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL BOOK

For a conventional printed publication that adds to our knowledge, increases our understanding of the past and is accessible to new audiences.

WINNER

Welsh Slate – Archaeology and History of an Industry
Llechi Cymru – Archaeoleg a Hanes
by David Gwyn, published by Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

HIGHLY COMMENDED

St Kilda: The Last and Outmost Isle
by Angela Gannon and George Geddes, published by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Stonehenge: Making sense of a prehistoric mystery
by Mike Parker Pearson with Joshua Pollard, Colin Richards, Julian Thomas and Kate Welham, published by the Council for British Archaeology

BEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL INNOVATION

For an initiative or development likely to lead to significant improvements in archaeological methodology or practice which facilitate new perceptions of the past.

WINNER

POSTGLACIAL Project: A unique engraved shale pendant from the site of Star Carr: the oldest Mesolithic Art in Britain, Internet Archaeology 40
University of York

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Digital Dig Team
DigVentures

Internet Archaeology
University of York

BEST PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF ARCHAEOLOGY

For a television or radio programme, web broadcast, digital application or website, newspaper or magazine feature which stimulates public interest, advances understanding and changes perceptions of the past.

WINNER

Under London
National Geographic Magazine

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Picts: a learning resource
Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba
Forestry Commission Scotland

Secret History, London’s Lost Graveyard: The Crossrail Discovery
True North Productions for Channel 4

BEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT

WINNER

Westgate Oxford
Oxford Archaeology South

HIGHLY COMMENDED

AECOM / IAC Archaeology / Northlight Heritage
Ulster Scots Archaeological Services Project

Silchester ‘Town Life’ Project
University of Reading

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe CBE FBA FSA

For an exceptional contribution to our understanding of the past through his work and as an inspiration to others.

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AWARD FOR BEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY

Must Farm Project
Funded by Historic England

For a discovery which advances understanding and stimulates public imagination of the past.

Read the 2016 winners media release

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RT @Commercial_Arch: Crossrail has announced that it has completed the largest archaeology programme ever undertaken in the UK. https://t.…
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RT @TimHolden3: Our Newcastle dig is having an open day this Saturday. Pop in and see Josh and Steve wowing the crowds! https://t.co/G3gqoe…
RT @NosasBlog: Some previous finds at #tarradalethroughtime The project is researching evidence of human activity from the Mesolithic onwar…
We will be updating the website soon Maya. The criteria will be similar to 2016 ones! https://t.co/ndRntNPuww
RT @CITiZAN1: Doing a little radio work with @BBC_Cumbria and @H2H_tweets to talk about the lovely lifeboat slipway we're recording today h…