Congratulations to our colleagues nominated for Current Archaeology Awards 2019

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Voting has now opened for the 11th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of the magazine over the past 12 months, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.


Dr Christophe Snoeck has been nominated in the category Archaeologist of the Year and is also part of the project team, including the School's Prof Julia Lee-Thorp, Dr Rick Schulting and John Pouncett, nominated in the category of Research Project of the Year for  'Out of the Ashes: Seeking the origins of the first people of Stonehenge' . This work shed new light on the origins of the Stonehenge dead, and quite how far people were prepared to travel to the site 5,000 years ago. The science behind the study was developed by Christophe during his DPhil in Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford, where he examined the structural and isotopic modifications that occur during cremation and how they can be studied in archaeological contexts. His findings have the potential to revolutionise what we can understand from cremated remains.


Voting closes on 11 February 2019, and all the winners of the 2019 Current Archaeology Awards will then be announced on 8 March as part of Current Archaeology Live! 2019.