From PCA number 4 onwards the Journal awards annually a PRIZE for the best single-authored paper submitted by young researcher (under 35 years of age).

PCA YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD number 10 (2020) to P. Gelabert for Past diseases, present questions and future approaches from an archeogenetic approach 

PCA YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD number 10 (2020) to N. Conejo for Coins and villae in Late Roman Lusitania: collapse of the Roman currency economy?

PCA YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD number 8 (2018) to F. GIACOMELLO for  Rudena in Padova: sources and data integration for an analysis of a late medieval district

PCA YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD number 7 (2017)  to C. RIVALS for The modeling of urban spatial dynamics in long time spans: the use of graph theory to study a block in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val (Tarn-et-Garonne, France) from the 14th to the 19th centuries

PCA YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD number 6 (2016)  to  Q. GAO for Social values and archaeological heritage: an ethnographic study of the Daming Palace archaeological site (China)

PCA YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD number 5 (2015) to T. NEWFIELD for Domesticates, disease and climate in early post-classical Europe, the cattle plague of c.940 and its environmental context

PCA YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD number 4 (2014) to S. BURRI for Reflections on the concept of marginal landscape through a study of late medieval incultum in Provence (South-eastern France

Manuscripts should be submitted to accordance to the Guidelines for contributors before the end of october of each year.

An international committee will evaluate papers based upon their academic merit and innovative quality. The awarding committee consists of representatives from the PCA Editorial Board as well as external members, chaired by the Editor of PCA. The annual prize paper will be published in the Journal with special mention and the author will obtain a diploma and a complete series of PCA and PCA Studies published until the year of his/her nomination. The committee’s awarding decision on the annual prize will be final. All postgraduate (masters and doctoral), as well as archaeologists working on research dissertations, (under 35 years of age) are eligible to apply. To be considered, please include a covering letter stating age and study status, along with the submitted paper.