This was the second time I’d been nominated for a heritage award, and with the wind on my back and the gods on my side, I scooped second place for my lecture – Recently reported road deaths on the N6: 3500 BC to 1500 AD – a synthesis of work undertaken on various cemetery sites as part of the N6 Galway to Ballinasloe road scheme. Chris Yates of the Southwest Maritime Archaeology Group took the top honours, speaking on ‘Bronze Age Trade in Copper – Evidence from a Maritime Environment‘, and Chantel Summerfield won the under thirties category with ‘The archaeology of soldier’s identity in the twentieth century, uncovered through a comparison of arborglyphs‘.
The awards were hosted by Current Archaeology magazine and the Portable Antiquities Scheme as part of the Archaeology 2010 Conference at the British Museum in London, and were sponsored by the Royal Archaeological Institute, English Heritage, Cadw (Wales), Historic Scotland, the Environment and Heritage Service (an agency within DOE(NI), and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Republic of Ireland). Thanks to everyone who helped organise this fantastic weekend, attended by over 500 people, and as ever, thanks to Jonski for the graphics and support. Couldn’t have done it without you buddy!