The winners of the 2014 British Archaeological Awards are to be announced at an exclusive awards ceremony, compèred by Loyd Grossman, Chair of the Heritage Alliance, and Dan Snow, President of the Council for British Archaeology at the British Museum on 14 July and showcasing the very latest findings and expertise in British archaeology.
British archaeologists are world leaders in the discipline, and the event celebrates our achievements in the field with multimedia presentations and the chance to hear from the archaeologists themselves.
A discretionary award for Outstanding Achievement in Archaeology will be presented at the event which also marks the start of a two-week celebration of all things archaeology during the 24th Festival of Archaeology with over 1000 public hands-on events, many free, on offer across the UK.
The judging panels for the awards reported a bumper crop of nominations this year reflecting the incredible wealth, diversity and quality of archaeology entries uncovering and presenting the very latest technologies and discoveries right across the UK.
Shortlisted nominations include projects, publications, broadcasts and presentations as well as the use of innovation in approach, methodology and process. Entries are judged by independent panels made up of leading experts from across the archaeology field in the UK, including both professional and voluntary sectors.
The shortlisted entries are:
Established in 1976 as an independent charity and now in their 38th year, the Awards encompass five awards and a discretionary award for outstanding achievement. Their aim is to advance public education in the study and practice of archaeology in all its aspects in the United Kingdom, and in particular by the granting of awards for excellence and/or initiative.
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