Professor David Jacques wins Current Archaeology award
20 March, 2023
Professor David Jacques, author of Blick Mead: Exploring the ‘First Place’ in the Stonehenge Landscape has won the Current Archaeology award for Archaeologist of the Year: https://archaeology.co.uk/vote Jacques was awarded the prize for the work that he has spearheaded at Blick Mead, which is the basis of Peter Lang’s Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic series.
David Jacques has been the Project Director of Blick Mead, an internationally significant Mesolithic archaeological site, c. 2km from Stonehenge since 2005. Along with a number of leading specialists and community volunteers this team has discovered the oldest occupation site in the Stonehenge area and the place where the communities who built the first monuments at Stonehenge lived. These discoveries have contributed significantly to a new understanding of the initial settlement patterns and practices in the Stonehenge landscape.