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York archaeologists nominated for Angel Award

Posted on 25 August 2016

A team of archaeologists from the University of York have been shortlisted for a prestigious Historic England Angel Award.

Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by his Foundation, the Historic England Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of individuals and local groups all over the country who work to save derelict or damaged historic landmarks and bring them back to life.

Professor Nicky Milner and her team are nominated in the category for ‘Best Research Project’ for their work at the site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire.

Research at the site includes a Postglacial project examining a unique Mesolithic engraved pendant, and the uncovering of incredibly rare headdresses made out of red deer skulls, thought to have been used in shamanic practices.

For more details, see the full story on the University of York news pages.