3rd December 2015:

Oxford Archaeology's excavation of a mass grave on the Weymouth Relief Road, in which some 50 executed Vikings had been buried, has been nominated for Rescue Dig of the Year in the Current Archaeology Awards 2016. The discovery, which featured in issue 299 of Current Archaeology, uncovered remarkable evidence of Viking raids, poor health, curious cultural practices, and gruesome deaths.

Voting is now open. Click here to read more about all the nominees in this and other categories, and to cast your votes. Voting closes on 8 February 2016.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 26 February at Current Archaeology Live! 2016 at Senate House, University of London.