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).
Dig It!’s Crafting the Past: Shared Histories project in collaboration with Immersive Minds and Jonslundsskola has been nominated in both the Archaeological Innovation and Engagement and Participation categories, while Scotland Digs 2022 has been nominated in the Public Dissemination and Presentation category.
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 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.
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