Archaeology project shortlisted for Heritage Award

Posted on Tuesday, December 4 2012

A long running archaeology project by the South West Marine Archaeology Group which includes Bournemouth University academic Dave Parham, was nominated for an English Heritage Angel Award.

The project involves the investigation of a 17th century cannon site and a Bronze Age submerged site, one of the oldest possible shipwreck sites in the world. The groups work has meant that the site was removed from the ‘English Heritage; Heritage at Risk’ register in 2009.

Dave Parham, Senior Lecturer in Marine Archaeology at Bournemouth University and appointed archaeologist for the South West Marine Archaeology Group said, “Whilst the group did not win the ‘Best rescue of any other heritage site’ category award it was proud that its work had been recognised at this level”.