The nominees for the 5th Annual Archaeology Awards, run by Current Archaeology magazine have now been announced, and voting is now open.


Once again, there are four categories in which to vote; Archaeologist of the Year (4 nominees), Book of the Year (6 nominees), Rescue Dig of the Year (6 nominees), and Research Project of the Year (6 nominees). Full details of the nominees can be found on the Awards website.

Last year’s winners were as follows:

  • Archaeologist of the year: –   Tony Wilmott
  • Rescue Dig of the Year: –   Sea of Troubles: Scotland’s Eroding Heritage
  • Book of the Year: –   Becoming an Archaeologist: a guide to professional pathways by Joe Flatman
  • Research Project of the Year: –   Massacre at Fin Cop

Winners are decided purely via public vote on the website – there is no panel of judges – so everyone with an interest in archaeology is encouraged to get involved and cast their votes in the four categories.

Voting closes on 15th February 2013, and the winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on 1st March at Current Archaeology Live! 2013. Entry to the awards reception is included as part of the ticket for CA Live!, tickets for which are also now available. We will be there to report on the Awards as they happen, via our Twitter account, so make sure you’re following us then if you can’t be there in person.