We are delighted to congratulate and share the news that Professor Shadreck Chirikure, British Academy Global Professorship at the School for the next four years, has been awarded the Antiquity Prize. Antiquity awards two prizes annually for outstanding work in the field of archaeology. His paper Elites and commoners at Great Zimbabwe: archaeological and ethnographic insights on social power was selected by a panel of judges at Antiquity to receive the Antiquity Prize for best paper in 2019.
The Antiquity Prize was created in 1994 by Editor Christopher Chippindale and the Antiquity Editorial Board in recognition of the fact that research funding was becoming increasingly competitive, the time to write difficult to find, and really good writing is ‘as rare and precious as ever’. They created the prize to honour and support the author(s) of the best contribution to each volume of Antiquity.
They will make the paper free to access for the year and you can see a list of previous Antiquity prize winners here.