As you may know, we sponsored the Current Archaeology Rescue Dig of the Year Award 2015.
Here is a picture of me with the winners – Chris Stringer and Simon Lewis. (I am the strange looking chap in the jauntily angled tie!) As I have said before, this was a happy reunion as I worked with both them at Boxgrove in the mid 1990s (and they were kind enough to recall my work on the use-wear analysis of the Boxgrove handaxes).
From Current Archaeology:
Congratulations to First Impressions: discovering the earliest footprints in Europe, winner of the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the 2015 Current Archaeology Awards.
The award was accepted by Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum and Dr Simon Lewis of Queen Mary, University of London, on behalf of the Happisburgh Project team for their work at Happisburgh in Norfolk. Their investigations at this remarkable site has revealed tangible traces of some of Britain’s earliest known human inhabitants, including a series of footprints dating back almost 1 million years.
On accepting the award, Chris Stringer said: ‘There are two of us here tonight, but we are accepting this award on behalf of a much bigger team who have been involved in recording the ancient footprints and getting our findings published. We are also grateful to the ancient humans who left the footprints in the first place!’
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