TDP Website Wins Award!


Established in 1976, the British Archaeological Awards are a showcase for the best in British archaeology and a central event in the archaeological calendar. Yesterday’s ceremony, attended by the DCMS Minister for Tourism & Heritage John Penrose MP, and hosted by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood, was a key event within the Council for British Archaeology’s two-week Festival of British Archaeology.

The Chairman of the British Archaeological Awards trustees, Dr Mike Heyworth MBE, said, “These awards have gone to the very best of British archaeology from the last two years. We congratulate all the winners and are hugely encouraged by the public interest in archaeology and the enthusiasm shown across the UK for our archaeological heritage, as we have seen in particular with the Staffordshire hoard.”


Gustav Milne, Eliott Wragg, Michael Wood, Nathalie Cohen, Andy Dufton & Anies Hassan

The Thames Discovery Programme website won the award for the Best Representation of Archaeology in the Media, beating off strong competition from Time Team and Radio 4!

This is a huge achievement – congratulations to everyone but particularly to Lorna Richardson at TDP and Andy Dufton at L – P Archaeology for all their hard work on the website. Big thanks go to all of YOU for writing FROGBlogs and Riverpedia articles, posing for photographs and being interviewed on camera, attending events and fieldwork, and of course visiting the website and enjoying the content!

The winners of the other Awards were:

Best Archaeological Project:
The Tarbat Discovery Programme

Best Community Archaeology Project:
Fin Cop – Solving a Derbyshire Mystery

Best Archaeological Book:
Europe’s Lost World: the re-discovery of Doggerland by Vince Gaffney, Simon Fitch & David Smith published by the Council for British Archaeology

Best Archaeological Innovation:
Lindow Man: a Bog Body Mystery Exhibition at the Manchester Museum (April 2008-April 2009)

Best Archaeological Discovery:
The Staffordshire Hoard