Recent graduate Catherine Thomas wins national dissertation prize

Posted on 27 November 2017

Catherine Thomas awarded Society for Medieval Archaeology's John Hurst Prize

Photo: Cathy with Professor Carenza Lewis, President of the Society for Medieval Archaeology

A York graduate has been awarded awarded the Society for Medieval Archaeology's John Hurst Prize​,​ given annually to the undergraduate dissertation that makes the most original contribution to medieval archaeology.​ Catherine Thomas was awarded the prize at the Society's AGM, held at the British Museum​ on the 24th November.

Cathy recently graduated from the Department of Archaeology with a first-class degree, and her dissertation, A life of plenty: investigating provisioning of an early medieval monastic site through stable isotope analysis' was selected from a field that contained a large number of exceptionally high quality submissions.

This is a fantastic achievement and the department would like to extend its warm congratulations to Cathy.