Our Young Archaeologist of the Year 2018 is.... Rosie O'Toole
Rosie O'Toole (13) from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire is the 2018 Young Archaeologist of the Year!
Well Done Rosie!
Roisin (Rosie) O’Toole was nominated by her Mum. She has been a member of the Chiltern YAC since the age of 8 and has been part of lots of archaeological projects ever since. Rosie’s Mum says she is ‘a passionate archaeologist taking every opportunity to learn and share her passion. She shares her knowledge and experiences across all the parts of the archaeology community she encounters’. Rosie’s Mum is not alone in backing her daughters nominations, as we have received letters of support from DigVentures, the Thames Discovery Programme and Durham University to name but a few!
Rosie was presented with her award by the Chair of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA), Ken Smith, and Professor Nicky Milner. The award ceremony, held at the University of York's Archaeology Department in the Kings Manor, was part of the CBA's annual Archaeology Day. Prof. Milner gave a lecture on her work at the famous prehistoric wetland site of Starr Carr and her team brought along lots of artefacts from the excavation (see below).
Rosie was one of the three nominees for the Young Archaeologist of the Year 2018. Martha Mansfield and Jordan Havell were both Highly Commended for their work. Congratulations to all three young people.
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