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.
Battles, Bricks and Bridges
Cleenish Community Association and Killesher Community Development Association
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.
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
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.
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
Digital Dig Team
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.
National Geographic Magazine
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
Oxford Archaeology South
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.
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