Yorkshire Iron Age chariot burial wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Project of the Year award for 2018

A prestigious archaeological award for Rescue Project of the Year 2018 has gone to MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd for their work on an Iron Age chariot burial at Pocklington, East Yorkshire. There, excavations revealed an Iron Age square barrow containing a grave with the immaculately preserved remains of a chariot, its owner, as well as two ponies artfully arranged alongside the chariot.

The prize forms part of the celebrated Current Archaeology Awards given each year by Current Archaeology, the UK’s leading archaeology magazine. TV personality and archaeologist Julian Richards announced the winners of the 2018 awards on 23 February, during the Current Archaeology Live! annual conference, held at the University of London’s Senate House.

Accepting the award, Paula Ware of MAP Archaeological Practice said: ‘This is just amazing, we feel incredibly proud to have won. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us.’

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Notes for Editors: Current Archaeology Awards

• Voted for by subscribers and members of the public, the awards recognise the
outstanding contributions to our understanding of the past made by people, projects, and
publications featured in the pages of Current Archaeology.
• The 2018 Current Archaeology Award for Rescue Project of the Year is sponsored by
Oxbow Books.
• Current Archaeology was launched in 1967 and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
• A feature on the project was published in Current Archaeology 327.
• This year’s conference saw a record number of ticket sales and was attended by over 400
• Award categories include: Archaeologist of the Year, Book of the Year, Research Project of
the Year and Rescue Project of the Year.
• For more info about CA Live!, visit: www.archaeologylive.co.uk

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