Undergraduate dissertation shortlisted for prestigious award

Rain Robertson, who returned to full-time education as a mature student at Wolfson in 2014, graduated with a BA in Archaeology this summer. Unbeknown to Rain her undergraduate dissertation entitled ‘Harvesting the Mesolithic: deep time, deeper water’ was submitted at the beginning of the summer to The Prehistoric Society and it has been shortlisted for the Society’s Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.

Speaking after she heard that she had been shortlisted for the award, Rain said, “I did not actually know my dissertation had been submitted so feel quite overwhelmed. It’s not first place yet but, for me, even being a runner-up is a win! Here are pictures of me excavating in the cave site at Vela Spila, Croatia where my research took place, and another with my dissertation on submission day.”

Read more about The Prehistoric Society’s Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.

The winner and runners up are announced at the Society’s Sara Champion lecture at the Society of Antiquaries, at Burlington House, Piccadilly, when the prizes are presented (the four candidates do not know the winner until the day). This year’s lecture on 25 October at 5pm is by Dr Julia Farley on ‘Making and breaking the British Iron Age: a holistic approach to craft and material culture’.