News and Announcements
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07-07-2016 14:38 by Administrator
Environmental records obtained from archaeological sites where there are Middle Stone Age deposits are the subject of the study published in the journal, PLOS ONE. Patrick Roberts from the University of Oxford, and colleagues, find that the Middle Stone Age marked a period of dramatic change amongst early humans in southern Africa.
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27-06-2016 09:05 by Administrator
The Historic Environment Image Resource team led by Dr Sally Crawford, Dr Katharina Ulmschneider and Dr Janice Kinory is delighted to have received an award at the OxTALENT 2016 'Celebrating the Digital' competition for their HEIR tagger crowdsourcing platform and mobile app.
'The judges commended the engaging, simple design and ease of use of HEIRtagger and noted the impact of the project both for researchers and the public.'
HEIR is featured in the Outreach and Public Engagement - Harnessing the Power of the Crowd category.
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28-04-2016 14:41 by Laura Green
Dr Eleanor Scerri and Dr Heidi Eager (Cornell University) have organised an evening symposium entitled ‘Human Evolution in Structured Populations’ on the 1st of September, 2016, funded by the British Academy of Arts and Social Sciences, The Galton Institute and the Wellcome Trust. The symposium will explore the archaeological, fossil and genetic data that suggest that the emergence of our species occurred within a set of subdivided populations located across Africa, rather than within a small and isolated East African population.
Read more … Human Evolution in Structured Populations
23-02-2016 10:33 by Emma Loftus
The Wenner-Gren Symposium #153 on “Human Colonization of Asia in the Late Pleistocene” will be held March 18-24, 2016, at Tivoli Palacio de Seteais in Sintra, Portugal. The conference is organized by Christopher Bae (University of Hawai’i at Manoa), and Michael Petraglia and Katerina Douka, both of the University of Oxford. Click here
for Symposium details.
Read more … Human Colonization of Asia in the Late Pleistocene
22-01-2016 15:07 by Michaela Ecker
Registration for the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) conference is now open. The conference will run 12th-13th March, 2016, in Oxford and will focus on the multidimensional ways in which humans have interacted with their natural environment in prehistoric and historic times.
The deadline for registration is 12th February, 2016. Please submit the registration form below to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, including the provisional schedule, please visit http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/gao-conferences.html
Read more … GAO 2016 Graduate Conference Registration Open
11-01-2016 13:43 by Michaela Ecker
Dr Wendy Morrison has been awarded £9,100 from Historic England for a joint 3 month project with Cotswold Archaeology. Master of all we survey: towards GIS synthesis of large scale development-led geophysics will explore the potential for collating and utilising results from a multiplicity of individual geophysical surveys across England.
Read more … Award for joint project with Cotswold Archaeology
04-12-2015 09:45 by Administrator
In the summer of 1955, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, more affectionately known as “the Lab” came into being. This was the result of the meeting of two minds – Lord Cherwell, Professor of Experimental Philosophy in the Clarendon Laboratory, and Professor Christopher Hawkes, the University’s first Professor of European Archaeology, along with the energy, enthusiasm and dedication of Teddy Hall, supported at first by Stuart Young and then by Martin Aitken.
Read more … RLAHA celebrates its 60th Anniversary