Young Archaeologists of the Year 2017 Announced – Cassie Bradshaw

The YAC – Young Archaeologists Club has announced that Cassie Bradshaw from Formby has won the prestigious Young Archaeologist of the Year 2017 award at the Council for British Archaeology’s Day of Archaeology.

The Young Archaeologist of the Year Award is presented each year to a young person (or group of young people) aged 17 or under who has developed exceptional archaeological knowledge and skills, and who has shared their love of archaeology and the past with others.

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Cassie has been taking part in the Ribchester Revisited Project, a long-term excavation of a Roman Fort in Lancashire.

Dr Jim Morris of the University of Central Lancashire who nominated Cassie describes her as “the best and most enthusiastic young archaeologist I have met in 20 years of archaeological study and work.”

The award was presented by CBA President Dan Snow and Brian Marsh of the Marsh Christian Trust.

When interviewed Cassie said “I have been interested in archaeology since I was 5! I got hooked on the subject back on holiday in 2005, where I first discovered archaeology by getting involved in different activities.

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I’m applying to the University of Central Lancashire to do an integrated Masters degree in archaeology. And I also plan to go on and do a load more digs!”

Also nominated for the award was: Anna Priest, Roisin (Rosie) O’Toole, Emma Hardie, Joshua Eden, Megan Hardie.

About the YAC

The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is a youth organisation with a network of archaeology related clubs across the UK for 8–16 year olds. Each club is run by a team of adult volunteers. Find out more

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Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan is multi-award-winning journalist and the Managing Editor at HeritageDaily. His background is in archaeology and computer science, having written over 8,000 articles across several online publications. Mark is a member of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), the World Federation of Science Journalists, and in 2023 was the recipient of the British Citizen Award for Education, the BCA Medal of Honour, and the UK Prime Minister's Points of Light Award.

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