Book of the Year 2023 – Nominees

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Below are some of the publications we feel most deserve to be recognised for their contribution to the field – the nominees for the Book of the Year award.

Voting closed 1 February and all the winners of the Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 25 February as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2023. Click here to find out more about the event.

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Landscapes Revealed: geophysical survey in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Area, 2002-2011

Amanda Brend, Nick Card, Jane Downes, Mark Edmonds, and James Moore, CA 382

This book details an ambitious geophysical project that covered 285 hectares of land rich in Neolithic history, from Skara Brae to Maeshowe.

London in the Roman World

Dominic Perring, CA 387

A comprehensive narrative of Roman Londinium and its archaeology, from its origins through fluctuating fortunes to its eventual fall.

Silures: resistance, resilience, revival

Ray Howell, CA 388

This book examines the impact of the Roman conquest through the experiences of one particular tribe: the Silures of south-east Wales.

Barrows at the Core of Bronze Age Communities: Petersfield Heath excavations 2014-2018 in their regional context

Stuart Needham and George Anelay, CA 388

An in-depth look at Bronze Age communities as evidenced through an extensive project excavating 14 of 21 surviving barrows at Petersfield Heath in Hampshire.

Atlas of the Hillforts of Britain and Ireland

Gary Lock and Ian Ralston, CA 390

The most-complete study of British and Irish hillforts to-date, this book explores the possible purposes of these puzzling prehistoric monuments.

The Prehistoric Artefacts of Northern Ireland

Harry and June Welsh, CA 390

A comprehensive catalogue of the finds made over the centuries by archaeologists, antiquarians, and members of the public in Northern Ireland.

Lost Realms: histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings

Thomas Williams, CA 392

Tying together all the threads of evidence, Williams tells the stories of some of the lesser-known kingdoms of early medieval Britain.

Homo Sapiens Rediscovered: the scientific revolution rewriting our origins

Paul Pettitt, CA 393

A wide-ranging account of our earliest origins and how, in the last decade, science has been rewriting everything we thought we knew.

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