Current Archaeology ‘Book of the Year’ Nominations 2024

Voting is now open for the 16th annual Current Archaeology Awards and we have exciting news: not one, but two Oxbow books, as well as a title from Sidestone Press, have been nominated in the Book of the Year Category!

These awards are voted for entirely by the public, so do get involved and support the people, projects and publications that you would most like to win.

You have until 5th February 2024 to have your say and can cast your vote here.

The winners will be announced at Current Archaeology Live! 2024 on 24th February. Find out more about the event here.

Scroll down to learn more about our nominated titles.

Broken Pots, Mending Lives

The Archaeology of Operation Nightingale

By Richard Osgood

Oxbow Books | Hardback | 9781789259384 | RRP: £25.00

Current Archaeology said:

“This landmark publication summarises the work by Operation Nightingale, carrying out excellent archaeology and undertaking invaluable work to improve the wellbeing of military veterans.”

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Excavations in a Neolithic Monumental Landscape

Edited by Barrie Hartwell, Sarah Gormley, Catriona Brogan and Caroline Malone

Oxbow Books | Hardback | 9781789259711 | RRP: £58.00

Current Archaeology said:

“Essential reading for anyone interested in late Neolithic monumental complexes in Ireland, Britain, and further afield, this lavishly illustrated book is an all-encompassing summary of an important excavation.”

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Lost World under the North Sea

Edited by Luc WSW Amkreutz and Sasja Van der Vaart-Verschoof

Sidestone Press | Paperback | 9789464261134 | RRP: £35.00

Current Archaeology said:

“This is a comprehensive and thoughtful account of far-reaching research into a long-vanished landscape, drawing on the experiences of archaeologists and amateur collectors alike.”

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