The British Archaeological Awards are a showcase for
the best in UK archaeology and a central event in the archaeological
calendar. Established in 1976, they now encompass six Awards, covering
every aspect of UK archaeology.
For guidance on the 2012 Awards or any other query please contact the Administrator.
BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGICAL AWARDS 2012
Announced on 9 July, British Museum, London.
The winners and highly commended nominations for each Award are given below.
The Thames through Time series of four volumes by Anthony Morigi, Danielle Schreve, Mark White, Gill Hey, Paul Garwood, Mark Robinson, Alistair Barclay, Philippa Bradley, Geoge Lambrick, Tim Allen, Paul Booth, Alex Smith and Anne Dodd, Series editor Anne Dodd. Published by Oxford Archaeology.
Best Representation of Archaeology in the Media
For a television or radio programme, ICT program or web
site, newspaper or magazine feature which stimulates interest, advances
understanding and changes perceptions of the past
Judges were looking for evidence of the following:
Contribution to spreading knowledge of archaeology
Includes recent research or provides a new interpretation of old research
Enhances public education and understanding in relation to archaeology
Clear and stimulating presentation
High design, production and editorial standards
Accessibility and appeal for its intended audience
BAA trustees also have the option of awarding a Lifetime
Achievement Award to an individual who has, over their working life
Made a substantial contribution to our knowledge of archaeology
Demonstrated originality of approach, methodology and presentation
Shown commitment to recognised professional standards and ethics
Been effective in dissemination and presentation of research
Supported and inspired colleagues, students or members of the public
A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Professor Mick Aston
Other projects of merit may be recognised at the discretion of the trustees of the British Archaeological Awards.
A presentation recognising a project of special merit was made to representatives from Operation Nightingale: a ground-breaking archaeology project on Salisbury Plain which helps aid the rehabilitation of soldiers from The Rifles who have been injured on operations in Afghanistan.