Don Brothwell (1933–2016) was a founder member of the Association of Environmental Archaeology (AEA), one of the ‘gang of four’ who established the Association in 1979. Along with Geoffrey Dimbleby, Don gave the opening paper, Environmental aspects of coasts and Islands: a justification, at the first annual conference in Lancaster (UK).
Don was a pioneer in archaeological science, and in his honour the AEA has set up the Don Brothwell Prize, which is awarded to the best paper published in Environmental Archaeology each year. The prize comprises free electronic access to the paper for a period of 2 years following announcement of the award.
The journal’s editorial board select a shortlist of 5 to 8 papers that, in their opinion, form the best and most significant papers published that year. Peter Gane, Taylor and Francis’ managing editor, then choses the winner from the shortlist.
Lisa Lodwick, Gill Campbell, Vicky Crosby and Gundula Müldner “Isotopic Evidence for Changes in Cereal Production Strategies in Iron Age and Roman Britain .” Environmental Archaeology 26(1): 13–28. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14614103.2020.1718852
Wenmin Qin, Lunche Wang, Aiwen Lin, Chao Yang and Hongji Zhu “Spatial-Temporal Evolution of the Distribution Pattern of Neolithic Sites in Han River Basin, China.” Environmental Archaeology 25(1): 1–13. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14614103.2018.1551505
Vidal-Matutano, P., R. Blasco, P. Sañudo, and J. Fernández Peris. 2019. “The Anthropogenic use of Firewood during the European Middle Pleistocene: Charcoal Evidence from Levels XIII and XI of Bolomor Cave, Eastern Iberia (230–160 ka)”. Environmental Archaeology 24(3): 269–28. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14614103.2017.1406026
Bunting, M.J., and M. Farrell. 2018. “Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Recent Advances in the Reconstruction of Woodland in Archaeological Landscapes Using Pollen Data”. Environmental Archaeology 23(3): 228–239.