Professor Michael Parker Pearson
`Archaeologist of the Year' for 2010
Archaeological excavations led by Professor Mike Parker Pearson of Sheffield
University have uncovered new evidence of when and why Stonehenge was built.
Since 2003, Parker Pearson has led a multi-university team working on a
Neolithic settlement inhabited by the builders of Stonehenge. They have also
found the remains of a hitherto unknown stone circle in close proximity to
Stonehenge. The results of the Stonehenge Riverside Project have attracted
attention from all over the world and have earned it the award of
Archaeological Research Project of the Year.