The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary.

The judging panel from the Archaeology Training Forum felt that:

this entry demonstrated a coherent set of objectives and benefits, was clearly a good partnership between the professional and volunteer sectors, helped individuals kick-start their careers, was responsive to the training needs of volunteers, and provided a practical solution to a real archaeological problem. As a result, they have decided to award the ATF Training Award for 2013 to the Thames Discovery Programme.

The Award was presented at the IfA Conference on the 18th April 2013.


Courtney and Eliott with the award
Photo by Martin Newman