4th March 2020:

We were very pleased to hear that Life and Death in the Countryside of Roman Britain, co-written by Martyn Allen, a senior project manager in OA South's post-excavation department, won Book of the Year in the Current Archaeology Awards, held last week in London

The volume is the third in the series of books that examines the countryside of Roman Britain. The prize-winning book considers how the people of Roman Britain looked, lived and interacted with the material and spiritual worlds surrounding them, and also how they died, and what their physical remains can tell us. The authors drew on a comprehensive selection of data, including evidence from sites investigated by OA.

The series was produced as part of a collaboration between the University of Reading, Cotswold Archaeology, the Archaeology Data Service and Historic England. Congratulations to Martyn and the rest of the team for a very well-deserved victory.

Oxford Archaeology was recognised at the awards with two nominations, one for Excavations at Oxford Castle (nominated in the Book of the Year category), the other for St Aldates, Oxford (Rescue Project of the Year).