This year’s winners of the John Evans Prize were announced at our annual conference in Rome on 30th September.
The winner of the post-graduate prize was Samantha Louise Presslee, from the University of York, for her dissertation ‘Using ancient proteomics tools to identify the exploitation of birds eggs in archaeological contexts‘.
The undergraduate winner was Nora Battermann, from the University of Leicester, for her dissertation ‘Exotics and Empire. An Investigation into Roman Conceptions of the ‘Wild’‘.
Judging the prize this year was a particularly difficult task, with a lot of very good dissertations entered. We think John would be happy to see the variety of approaches taken to investigating the past human environment and look forward to seeing how the entrants contribute to developing the subject in the future. Both winners have been invited to submit their research for publication in Environmental Archaeology and they and the rest of the entrants should be proud of their work.