Little Carlton nominated for Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year 2017

The ‘Mystery in the Marsh’: exploring an Anglo-Saxon island at Little Carlton

The ninth annual Current Archaeology awards celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this year, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.

Hugh Willmott and Pete Townend from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with the Portable Antiquity Scheme, have been nominated for Research Project of the Year for their discovery of one of the most important high-status settlements found in Lincolnshire , bringing an early medieval marsh-island community to light once more.

The nominees are a shortlist of the most exciting projects to have featured in Current Archaeology over the last 12 months and the winner is selected entirely by public vote.

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This summer, Willmott and Townend began large-scale excavation at Little Carlton. To find out more about their results, tune in to Digging for Britain!
Little Carlton, as well as the Sheffield Archaeology project at Thornton Abbey – with its recent discovery of a Black Death mass grave – will be featured on Digging for Britain, BBC Four, Tuesday 13 December at 21:00.
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Aerial shot of excavation Excavation