Current Archaeology Live! 2017

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CA Live! 2017

Current Archaeology Live! 2017 returned to the University of London’s Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We heard from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and we had an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days!

Timetable for CA Live! 2017


Archaeology Awards

The results are in, and having counted your votes, we are pleased to share the winners of this year’s CA Awards, as announced on Friday 24 February at Current Archaeology Live! 2017.

Archaeologist of the Year: Mark Knight

Book of the Year: Images of the Ice Age by Paul Bahn

Research Project of the Year: Rethinking Durrington Walls: a long-lost monument revealed – Stonehenge Riverside Project / Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project / National Trust

Rescue Project of the Year: The Must Farm inferno: exploring an intact Late Bronze Age settlement – Cambridge Archaeological Unit / University of Cambridge

Archaeological Innovation of the Last 50 Years: LiDAR, as exemplified by the New Forest National Park Authority

Every year, the Current Archaeology Awards celebrate the projects and publications that have made the pages of Current Archaeology, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.  These awards are voted for entirely the public – there are no panels of judges.

To find out more about the nominees in each award category, click on the links below:

Archaeologist of the Year
Book of the Year
Rescue Dig of the Year
Research Project of the Year
Archaeological Innovation of the Last 50 Years

Current Archaeology Live! 2018 – save the date!

The next CA Live! conference will be held at Senate House, London, on 23-24 February 2018. We hope to see you there for another incredible two days pack full of the latest discoveries!

Previous conferences – and what to expect next year!

Neil Faulkner, Contributing Editor of Current Archaeology and Editor of Military History Monthly, guides us through a snapshot of the Current Archaeology Live! 2015 conference, which was held in February at Senate House, London.

Our previous conferences have been great successes – below are a few of your comments. We look forward to seeing you all again at this coming one!

[quote]Exceeded expectations. I was expecting a lot and got more – it’s good to have access to good speakers and key personnel in the projects.[/quote]

[quote]I flew all the way from Dubai for the conference and thoroughly enjoyed every presentation. It was an excellent weekend in a superb building with great biscuits.[/quote]

[quote]I’ve been to every conference: I always expect to enjoy it, and I always do.[/quote]

[quote]The event exceeded our expectation. We have an amateur interest in archaeology, mainly through television, and did have a concern that the event might be overly academic. This was not borne out, and we thought that all the speakers delivered interesting sets with Time Team presentation skills – and I mean that in a good way![/quote]

[quote]The organisers are to be congratulated for putting on a stimulating and wide-ranging programme.[/quote]

View of the Beveridge Hall at Senate House during one of the sessions at CA Live!.


[quote]It entirely lived up to my expectations. The venue was excellent; a magnificent art deco building. The awards ceremony and drinks reception (with nice pastries, rather than just crisps) – and the rock group – was an enjoyable way to close the first day.[/quote]

[quote]It was my first attendance and I was highly impressed. The organisation was very smooth and professional, the content of excellent quality and superbly presented, the venue accessible and comfortable.[/quote]

[quote]Excellent speakers and presentations. Also met up with old friends and made new ones – a friendly atmosphere.[/quote]

Richard Buckley of University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) gives a talk on how his team discovered Richard III, and the archaeology behind it, during the CA Live! conference in 2013.


[quote]Event was excellent value for money![/quote]

[quote]It was very interesting to hear current updated views from the contributors, all people qualified in their own disciplines. The event was well organised and gives one the opportunity to attend a centre where like-minded people can congregate and listen to current debate on topics.[/quote]

Julian Richards (Meet the Ancestors) presents Phil Harding (Time Team) with the Archaeologist of the Year award, as part of the CA Archaeology Awards held during the evening reception on the Friday night each year.

[quote]Well-organised, well-run, and a superb range of speakers.[/quote]

[quote]I have been to every conference since they began, and the range and variety of topics has been superb I can offer no improvements.[/quote]

1 Comment

  1. Please consider running the conference outside London or on a weekend. Have you any idea how much train tickets to London cost on a Friday for two of us?

    You are excluding two loyal and enthusiastic readers.

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