Marsh Award for Early Career Research in Archaeology

This Award is run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and recognises an individual who has made an outstanding early career contribution to research in archaeology.

The Award was presented for the first time in 2018.

Nominations are made via the Council for British Archaeology website and judged in partnership with the MCT.

Pictured: Clwydian Range Archaeology Group, 2017.

Kevin Claxton 2019

Kevin’s undergraduate dissertation explored the English Civil War battlefield site of Cheriton, and he has also been involved in teaching the Masters’ Programme at York University in Field Archaeology. His undergraduate degree demonstrated consistent application to a wide range of subjects. His dissertation took a collection of artefacts recovered by amateur metal detectorists, subjected them to detailed classification, and plotted their distribution to develop important new understandings of this battlefield. Kevin received a high mark for this work which won him a number of prizes and therefore required him to present his findings in lectures to a variety of audiences. His work in the Field Archaeology MA Programme is building on his undergraduate foundations, extending his focus to a number of other battlefield sites in the North of England.