26 Oct 2022

Council for British Archaeology Announce shortlist for the Archaeological Achievement Awards 2022

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) has announced the shortlist for the Archaeological Achievement Awards 2022.

The Awards showcase the very best in UK and Irish archaeology through five categories: Archaeological Innovation, Public Dissemination and Presentation, Learning, Training and Skills, Early Career Archaeologist and Public Engagement and Participation, with winners of these individual awards being considered for the Outstanding Archaeological Achievement Award.

All categories consider a range of cross cutting themes that are designed to show how archaeology relates to wider society, health and wellbeing, and place. The shortlist was decided by a judging panel made up of representatives from across the sector, chaired by Jeannette Plummer Sires, Anthropologist, Archaeologist & Museum Curator and founding member of the European Society of Black and Allied Archaeologists (ESBAA).

The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Ireland’s National Monuments Service in partnership with the Office of Public Works, held in Dublin Castle on Tuesday 29 November.

Support for the awards is provided by Historic England, National Monuments Service Ireland, Historic Environment Scotland, Cadw, Department for Communities Northern Ireland, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO:UK), the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI), and Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

The Outstanding Archaeological Achievement Award is sponsored by AOC Archaeology Group, and individual awards are being sponsored by the Royal Archaeological Institute, Past Preservers, Archaeological Management Solutions (AMS), and University Archaeology UK.

Neil Redfern of the Council for British Archaeology, said “We’re so thrilled to be able to recognise the archaeological sector’s achievements over the last year through our Awards. There is so much to celebrate, from contributions to knowledge development and research, work with local communities, to the dissemination of archaeological knowledge and exciting innovations. We are also keen, as always, to promote and reward high professional standards, a principle which underpins every aspect of the Awards. Thank you so much to all those who nominated projects and individuals for this year’s Archaeological Achievement Awards – we received a huge variety of high-quality entries which made shortlisting a true challenge for our judges. Huge congratulations to all our shortlistees, we can’t wait to celebrate during our ceremony in Dublin in November”.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Early Career Archaeologist

Archaeological Innovation

Public Dissemination or Presentation

Engagement and Participation

Learning, Training and Skills

  • OASIS V Rollout Support Workshops by MSDS Marine and Ashtree Heritage
  • UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture (CEAMC) part of UCD School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
  • Wessex Hillforts & Habitats by the National Trust.

You can find out more about the shortlisted projects here.