Nominated! Archaeologist of the Year 2011

31 December 2010

Current Archaeology's Archaeologist of the Year Award

Biggar Archaeological Group (BAG) is delighted to announce the nomination of its founder – Tam Ward – in the Current Archaeology's 2011 Archaeologist of the Year.

Run by Current Archaeology magazine, supported by English Heritage, the Awards will be held at the British Museum in London, on 25-27 February.

Tam is recognised as one of the most dedicated amateur archaeologists in Scotland – you can read more about the nomination on the Archaeologist of the year web page. Dedicating over 30 years to the founding and development of the Biggar Archaeological Group, Tam's commitment and dedication was rewarded with the recent discovery at Howburn Farm (CA 243) proving the earliest Palaeolithic habitation in Scotland.

Tam finds himself in esteemed company with fellow nominees Philip Crummy and Sam Moorhead. Philip Crummy has been the Director of Colchester Archaeological Trust since 1971 and has dedicated his archaeological career to understanding the story of Colchester (Roman Camulodunum).

Sam Moorhead is the National Finds Adviser for the Iron Age and Roman coins in the Department of Portable Antiquities at the British Museum and was involved in the excavation and analysis of the Frome Hoard – the biggest hoard of Roman coins ever found in Britain.

BAG would like to extend our very best wishes to all the nominees in the 3rd Annual Current Archaeology Awards and our special congratulations to Tam – well done!

If you would like to cast your vote for the awards there is a voting option at the bottom of the Archaeologist of the year web page.