Current Archaeology Awards

Current Archaeology Awards

The winners of the 15th annual Current Archaeology Awards were announced on Saturday 25 February, as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2023.

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 – so we encouraged you to get involved and choose the projects, publications, and people you wanted to win.

The winners are:

Archaeologist of the Year 2023:

David Jacques

Research Project of the Year 2023:

Prehistoric pioneers: how female migrants changed the face of Bronze Age Orkney
University of Huddersfield / EASE Archaeology

Rescue Project of the Year 2023:

Archaeology adrift? A curious tale of Lego lost at sea
The Lego Lost at Sea Project

Book of the Year 2023:

Landscapes Revealed: geophysical survey in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Area, 2002-2011
By Amanda Brend, Nick Card, Jane Downes, Mark Edmonds, and James Moore

For more information on the winners, and all of the nominees in each category, click on the links below:

Archaeologist of the Year 2023
Book of the Year 2023
Research Project of the Year 2023
Rescue Project of the Year 2023