Nominations are open until September 15 for The Marsh Archaeology Awards 2019.
The annual accolades are organised by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and supported by the Marsh Christian Trust to showcase excellence in archaeology.
Awards in four categories are up for grabs this year:
- The Marsh Award for Community Archaeology recognises and promotes the results of research and/or fieldwork led by community groups which have made a substantial contribution to knowledge and wellbeing.
- The Young Archaeologist of the Year Award is for a young person or group of young people under the age of 18 who have made an outstanding contribution to community archaeology.
- The Community Archaeologist of the Year Award is for an individual who has inspired others to share their love of archaeology.
- The Marsh Award for Early Career Research in Archaeology is for an early career contribution to archaeology that is judged to be outstanding or exemplary with single or ongoing impact on the discipline.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the Council for British Archaeology’s Archaeology Day and Annual General Meeting in November (details to be confirmed).
Last year’s winners included Young Archaeologist of the Year Rosie O’Toole, a 13-year-old member of the Chiltern Young Archaeologist’s Club who had already racked up 50 days of digging experience.
“My favourite archaeological experience was excavating an Anglo-Saxon skeleton on Lindisfarne,” Rosie said. “Holy Island is such an influential site and little archaeological investigation has taken place there.”
“It’s really amazing to know that what I’ve done has been acknowledged – it’s a way of showing how I’ve used the wonderful opportunities everyone around me have provided to the best of my ability.”
For full details of how to nominate, follow this link: https://new.archaeologyuk.org/marsh-archaeology-awards-2019