News and Announcements
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12-08-2016 12:37 by Administrator
An international team of scientists led by the University of Copenhagen and including the University of Oxford has found that the Greenland shark has a life expectancy of at least 272 years. This discovery shows it is the longest living vertebrate known to science, exceeding even bowhead whales, turtles and tortoises. The findings are published in latest issue of the journal, Science.
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28-07-2016 09:16 by Administrator
The EngLaId (‘English Landscapes and Identities’) project, headed by Prof. Chris Gosden of the School of Archaeology, is taking part in the virtual ‘Day of Archaeology 2016’, on Friday 29th July. The Day of Archaeology, promoted by NEARCH, in which Chris Gosden is a collaborator, is an international project to share the day-to-day experiences of archaeologists across the world with members of the public, to promote awareness of and interest in the discipline. All those who are working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world are invited to participate.
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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