Current Archaeology Live! 2014

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Current Archaeology Live! 2014 was held on 28th Feb – 1st March 2014, at the University of London’s Senate House.

Once again we heard from a fantastic line-up of the foremost archaeological experts on the latest astonishing finds and ground-breaking research. The full timetable can be found below:


Current Archaeology Awards

The winners of the 6th annual Current Archaeology Awards were announced at the evening reception on 28th February at CA Live! 2014.

The categories, and their winners, were:

Archaeologist of the Year:    Richard Buckley
Rescue Dig of the Year:    Sands of Time: domestic rituals at the Links of Noltland  (EASE Archaeology / Historic Scotland)
Research Project of the Year:   Return to Star Carr: discovering the true size of a Mesolithic settlement  (Vale of Pickering Research Trust)
Book of the Year:    Shakespeare’s London Theatreland, by Julian Bowsher

Every year, the  Current Archaeology  Awards celebrate the projects and publications that have made the pages of  Current Archaeology  over the 12 months, 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. You can find out more about all the nominees here.


Archaeology Fair

Once again, Current Archaeology Live! hosted a busting marketplace of exhibitors, ranging from dedicated booksellers and archaeology tour specialists, to field schools and a working ancient farm.


Last year’s conference was a great success – below are a few of your comments. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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

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

Event was excellent value for money!

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.

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.

Well-organised, well-run, and a superb range of speakers.

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

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