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BABAO Service Award 2022

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At the 2022 Annual Conference, BABAO’s second Service Award was awarded to Jelena Bekvalac, Jacqueline McKinley and Charlotte Roberts. Jelena Bekvalac MSc, FSA For this year’s BABAO Service Award, I would like to nominate Jelena Bekvalac, currently Curator of Human Osteology… Read More »BABAO Service Award 2022

BABAO Mentorship Award 2021

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At the 2021 Annual Meeting, BABAO’s second Mentorship Award was awarded to Dr Anwen Caffell. Anwen Caffell has been affiliated to Durham University for a number of years, and throughout this time has supported and guided a large number of osteoarchaeologists, bioarchaeologists,… Read More »BABAO Mentorship Award 2021

Passing of Prof Tony Waldron

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BABAO is saddened to report the passing of Professor Tony Waldron. Professor Waldron was a noted researcher, teacher, and mentor, with a long and celebrated career across bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and osteoarchaeology. His career further spanned medicine and health, including… Read More »Passing of Prof Tony Waldron


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BABAO is currently undergoing an EDI review that is beginning under the direction of the EDI sub-group and Dr Jason Arday. Discussions have been taking place with the EDI group and trustees to clarify the initial principles of the review,… Read More »BABAO EDI Review

BABAO Mentorship Award 2019

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At the 2019 Annual Meeting at the Natural History Museum, BABAO’s first Mentorship Award was awarded to Dr Pia Nystrom. Pia Nystrom has provided unsurpassed support, guidance and mentorship for an entire generation of Biological Anthropologists who have undertaken postgraduate training at the… Read More »BABAO Mentorship Award 2019