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01-02-2017 by Administrator
Stonehenge has a traffic problem. But building a £1.4bn tunnel is not the answer or in the interests of cultural heritage, argues Dan Hicks
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04-01-2017 by Emma Loftus
The School of Archaeology, in association with the Advanced Core Research Centre for History of Human Ecology in the North (Hokaidai, Japan), will host a one-day conference on bioarchaeology this Friday 13th January (10am-6pm) at the Institute of Archaeology on Beaumont Street. See the programme below.
Read more … The 4th Workshop of Biological Anthropologists
16-12-2016 by Robyn Mason
Archaeologists, led by the University of Oxford’s School of Archaeology, are to fly out to three bases in the Middle East and North Africa to train local professionals on how to identify and assess threats to cultural heritage sites, using aerial and satellite images. The British Council in partnership with the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has awarded £1.6 million, as a Cultural Protection Fund project, to create a team from Oxford, Leicester and Durham Universities to work in the region training local archaeologists to protect archaeological sites.
Read more … EAMENA project awarded £1.6 million, as a Cultural Protection Fund project
02-11-2016 by Robyn Mason
Dr Rick Schulting and Dr John Pouncett led a group of students from the School of Archaeology on a fieldtrip last Saturday morning to the Ridgeway, Oxfordshire. Highlights of the day included Wayland's Smithy and the White Horse at Uffington, followed by a hearty lunch at the Fox and Hounds public house.
Read more … 2016 Field trip to the Ridgeway
20-10-2016 by Administrator
Ancient DNA research has revealed that Ice Age cave artists recorded a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle in great detail on cave walls more than 15,000 years ago. The mystery species, known affectionately by the researchers as the Higgs Bison because of its elusive nature, originated over 120,000 years ago through the hybridisation of the extinct Aurochs (the ancestor of modern cattle) and the Ice Age Steppe Bison, which ranged across the cold grasslands from Europe to Mexico.
Read more … The Higgs Bison: mystery species hidden in cave art