Current Archaeology Awards

Current Archaeology Awards

The winners of the 13th annual Current Archaeology Awards were announced by Julian Richards on 5 March on our YouTube channel – scroll down to watch the video and see who won!

The awards celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of the magazine over the past 12 months, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology. These awards are voted for entirely by the public – there are no panels of judges.

For more information on all of the nominees, click on the links below:

Archaeologist of the Year 2021
Book of the Year 2021
Research Project of the Year 2021
Rescue Project of the Year 2021

The winners were announced by Julian Richards on our YouTube channel on 5 March 2021, as part of our virtual Current Archaeology Live! 2021. Click here for more details of the event.

You can watch the awards announcement video below, and make sure you visit our YouTube channel over the conference weekend to see all 25 talks for free!

The winners of the 2021 Current Archaeology Awards are:

Archaeologist of the Year:
Professor Paula J Reimer

Research Project of the Year:
The problem of the Picts: searching for a lost people in northern Scotland
(Gordon Noble, University of Aberdeen)

Rescue Project of the Year:
A unique glimpse into the Iron Age: excavating Clachtoll Broch
(Historic Assynt/AOC Archaeology)

Book of the Year:
Kindred: Neanderthal life, love, death, and art
By Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Watch the winners’ reactions here: