A prestigious archaeological award for Rescue Project of the Year 2018 has gone to MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd for their work on the Iron Age chariot burial at Pocklington. Excavations at Pocklington, East Yorkshire, revealed an Iron Age square barrow. Remarkably, the shallow grave contained the immaculately preserved remains of a chariot, its owner, as well as two ponies artfully arranged alongside the chariot.
The prize forms part of the celebrated Current Archaeology Awards given each year by Current Archaeology, the UK’s leading archaeology magazine. TV personality and archaeologist Julian Richards announced the winners of the 2018 awards on 23 February, during the Current Archaeology Live! annual conference, held at the University of London’s Senate House.
Accepting the award, Paula Ware of MAP Archaeological Practice said: “This is just amazing, we feel incredibly proud to have won. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us.”
Notes for Editors: Current Archaeology Awards
- Voted for by subscribers and members of the public, the awards recognise the outstanding contributions to our understanding of the past made by people, projects, and publications featured in the pages of Current Archaeology.
- The 2018 Current Archaeology Award for Rescue Project of the Year is sponsored by Oxbow Books.
- Current Archaeology was launched in 1967 and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
- The project was featured in Current Archaeology 327.
- This year’s conference saw a record number of ticket sales and was attended by over 400 people.
- Award categories include: Archaeologist of the Year, Book of the Year, Research Project of the Year and Rescue Project of the Year.
- For more information about CA Live!, visit www.archaeologylive.co.uk