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16-03-2015 12:03 by Administrator
An international research team has shed new light on the diet of some of the earliest recorded humans in Sri Lanka. The researchers from Oxford University, working with a team from Sri Lanka and the University of Bradford, analysed the carbon and oxygen isotopes in the teeth of 26 individuals, with the oldest dating back 20,000 years and found that nearly all the teeth analysed suggest a diet largely sourced from the rainforest.
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07-01-2015 14:14 by Administrator
An interdisciplinary workshop exploring the agrobiodiversity of traditional agrosystems in Morocco, and their relevance for understanding past farming systems in the region and beyond, will be held at Chefchaouen, Morocco, March 24-28, 2015. This is a ‘Research Links’ workshop funded by the British Council and CNRST, and co-organised by Mohammed Ater (Tetouan) and Amy Bogaard (Oxford).
Read more … Agrobiodiversity and archaeobotany - upcoming workshop in Morocco
18-12-2014 08:54 by Administrator
The REF 2014 results have confirmed the extraordinary strength in quality and depth of research in Archaeology at the University of Oxford. 80% of Oxford’s submission for Archaeology has been evaluated through external expert peer review as world-leading (4*) or internationally-excellent (3*). This represents an increase from 65% in the REF’s predecessor, the Research Assessment Exercise, last held in 2008.
Read more … REF 2014 results confirm Oxford as world-leading centre for research in Archaeology
14-11-2014 11:34 by Administrator
The HEIR resource at the Institute of Archaeology will for the first time open its treasure-trove of Victorian Lantern Slides to the public at the 'Being Human - Festival of the Humanities' (http://beinghumanfestival.org/). During the Festival week of 15th to 23rd of November Dr Sally Crawford and Dr Katharina Ulmschneider will run a series of events collectively entitled 'The Shock of the Old'.
Read more … Being Human Festival
28-10-2014 13:10 by Administrator
Dr. Damian Robinson appears in the BBC documentary following a team of maritime archaeologists as they uncover the remarkable lost city of Heracleion, consumed by the sea and forgotten for over two thousand years.
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20-10-2014 10:48 by Administrator
The School of Archaeology will be hosting the "Unravelling the Palaeolithic" conference on 22-23 April, 2015 and the organisers are now accepting abstracts. The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new and innovative advances in Palaeolithic research, with postgraduate students particularly welcomed.
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29-08-2014 10:23 by Administrator
In 2001, archaeologist Michael Petraglia was picking through boxes in a museum storeroom in Riyadh, the dusty capital of Saudi Arabia. Petraglia, who had been coaxed by Saudi colleagues to examine the country's prehistory on a Fulbright scholarship, was stunned to find huge numbers of stone tools crafted by ancient hunter-gatherers and apparently tens or even hundreds of thousands of years old.
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16-05-2014 12:45 by Administrator
The Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, has been awarded a grant to participate in the AHRC/British Academy supported 'Being Human Festival of the Humanities' 2014. Dr Katharina Ulmschneider and Dr Sally Crawford, Directors of the Historic Environment Image Resource (HEIR), will stage a number of events to showcase HEIR.
Read more … Historic Environment Image Resource