University of York wins prestigious Archaeological award

A unique Mesolithic engraved pendant from Star Carr Credit: Suzy Harrison

A University of York project has won a prestigious 2016 British Archaeological award.

A team of York archaeologists won the Best Archaeological Innovation Award for their project involving the examination of a unique Mesolithic engraved pendant from Star Carr.

The British Archaeological Awards showcase the latest discoveries and innovations in archaeology across the UK.

"The Star Carr team are delighted to receive such a prestigious award. It is great recognition for the huge amount of research that everyone spent in the analysis of the pendant, and the innovative techniques that were tested. These have also generated much public interest which has been very pleasing."

– Professor Milner, Deputy Head of York’s Department of Archaeology
Credit: Suzy Harrison