20th July 2012:

Highly Commended - Combe Down Stone Mines Highly Commended - The Thames Through Time

The winners of the 2012 British Archaeological Awards were announced on 9th July at a ceremony at the British Museum. Oxford Archaeology was in contention, having been shortlisted for two awards – Best Archaeological Book and Best Archaeological Innovation.

In the Best Book category, The Thames Through Time was up against John Schofield's Great Excavations and Gathering Time: Dating the early Neolithic enclosures by Alisdair Whittle and others. In the Best Innovation category, Combe Down Stone Mines faced competition from the ADS Grey Literature Library and SURE: The Specialist User Recording Environment.

In the event, Gathering Time and the ADS took the honours. However, both Thames Through Time and Combe Down Stone Mines were highly commended, which is a fantastic achievement and testament to the outstanding quality of the work undertaken.