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We are pleased to announce that Keith Parfitt won Current Archaeology’s Rescue Dig of the Year award for the A Town Unearthed excavation at Folkestone Roman villa.  ‘Folkestone: Roman Villa or Iron Age oppidum?’ published in Current Archaeology 262, was up against some worthy competition. Well done Keith and everyone who worked at the dig and thank you to everyone who took part in the vote!
Keith Parfitt with the award
See Canterbury’s Archaeology 2010-2011 to read about the first season of excavation and activites at the villa.



The excavation at Folkestone Roman Villa has been nominated within the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the Current Archaeology Awards 2013.  Nominations are based on articles and books featured in Current Archaeology over the last 12 months. Folkestone: Roman villa or Iron Age oppidum featured in issue 262 last December.

Our work at Folkestone Roman Villa is part of the ‘A Town Unearthed’ community project.

Voting for the awards is now open, so vote for us here www.archaeology.co.uk/vote