The History of The Archaeological Achievement Awards

Previously known as ‘The British Archaeological Awards’, the Awards were launched in 1976, with a focus on celebrating community archaeology. The Awards have evolved since then, with a changing cast of sponsors and a changing set of categories, but always with the aim of promoting archaeology to a wider audience.

The Awards were previously biennial, with a ceremony every two years, and were run for many years by an independent charity. In 2019, the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) agreed to take on the running of the Awards, with the support of a steering group representing the breadth of the archaeological sector. Relaunched in 2021, as the Archaeological Achievement Awards (AAA), the Awards have a new set of categories and cover the whole of the UK and Republic of Ireland.

RT @InstituteArch: We'd like to congratulate all the winners and runners up at yesterdays British Archaeological Awards ceremony @BAAWARDSUK
RT @AmandaFeath: Wonderful people make great archaeological projects. A great celebration of both today with @CarenzaLewis @BAAWARDSUK http…
RT @Nathalie_Cohen: Very excited for @KnoleNT to have won Best Archaeological Project @BAAWARDSUK! https://t.co/QBiA92qJtj
RT @ThamesDiscovery: Congratulations to our colleagues at @CITiZAN1 and @MOLArchaeology for winning @BAAWARDSUK, and to our friends @KnoleN
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