Leader of dig for Richard III nominated for Archaeologist of the Year 2014

Posted by pt91 at Jan 02, 2014 03:30 PM |
Accolade for Richard Buckley is one of two Leicester nominations for Current Archaeology awards

Congratulations are due twice over for Richard Buckley, co-director of University of Leicester Archaeological Services, as he is announced as one of the three candidates for Archaeologist of the Year 2014 by Current Archaeology – just as he receives an OBE for services to archaeology.

The title, decided by public vote, celebrates the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.

Voting for all categories in this year’s awards is now open on the Current Archaeology website.  Voting is open until 7th February 2014, and the winners will be announced on 28th February at the Current Archaeology Live! 2014 conference, held at the University of London's Senate House.

The University also receives a nomination for its joint involvement in Operation Nightingale: 'Time Heals: digging Caerwent with Operation Nightingale' is in the running for Research Project of the Year.

The scientific work behind the discovery and identification of the remains of Richard III has already received prestigious recognition, most notably with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, and the title of Research Project of the Year by the Times Higher Education and Current Archaeology in 2013.

  • The Dig for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and in association with the Richard III Society.  The originator of the Search project was Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society.
  • Richard III website