University up for two national archaeology awards

The University has been nominated for two Current Archaeology Awards for its work on the DNA analysis of the remains of King Richard III and a project that unearthed skeletons that could be the earliest examples of African people living in Leicester.

It has been shortlisted in two categories - ‘Rescue Project of the Year’ and 'Archaeological Innovation of the Last 50 Years'.

Voting for this year's Current Archaeology Awards is open until Monday 6 February and the winners will be announced at Current Archaeology Live! 2017, held at the University of London’s Senate House on 24-25 February.