2010 British Archaeological Awards – Winners Announced!
The winners of the six 2010 British Archaeological Awards were announced to a packed audience at the British Museum this afternoon (19 July).
Today’s ceremony, attended by the DCMS Minister for Tourism & Heritage John Penrose MP, and hosted by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood, was a key event within the Council for British Archaeology’s two-week Festival of British Archaeology, a huge UK-wide celebration of archaeology with more than 750 events running from 17 July to 1 August.
The Chairman of the British Archaeological Awards trustees, Dr Mike Heyworth MBE, said,
These awards have gone to the very best of British archaeology from the last two years. We congratulate all the winners and are hugely encouraged by the public interest in archaeology and the enthusiasm shown across the UK for our archaeological heritage, as we have seen in particular with the Staffordshire hoard.
The DCMS Minister for Tourism & Heritage, John Penrose MP, said, at the event,
Today we’re celebrating the very best of British archaeology and I was extremely impressed by all the worthy nominees.
This two-week festival highlights so much good work from all over the country. 750 events in just two weeks is a massive achievement, which gives thousands of people a chance to muck in, discover and appreciate the heritage around them - it is a unique and wonderful opportunity.
The winners of the six Awards are as follows:
Best Archaeological Project:
Best Community Archaeology Project:
Best Archaeological Book:
Best Representation of Archaeology in the Media:
Best Archaeological Innovation:
Best Archaeological Discovery:
Notes for Editors
The British Archaeological Awards is an independent charity registered in England and Wales (no 296919) with a membership of a wide range of organisations and individuals which cover the full breadth of archaeology across the United Kingdom. It is managed by a group of elected trustees.
The full details of the 2010 British Archaeological Awards are available on the BAA web site
The trustees of the British Archaeological Awards are grateful for the support provided by a number of organisations, including the Robert Kiln Trust, the Society of Antiquaries of London, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw, and the British Museum.
Further details of the Awards are available from the BAA Chairman, Dr Mike Heyworth MBE, via the Council for British Archaeology, St Mary’s House, 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ, tel 01904 671417, email
Photographs from the Awards ceremony and pictures from the winning projects are available from Christopher Catling, email
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