News and Announcements

A list of recent news and announcements from the School of Archaeology, together with further information and external links (where applicable) is available on this page.  If you are have an archaeology-related news item and would like it displayed here, then please e-mail

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21-10-2013 by Administrator

The Oxford-based Sealinks Project is collaborating with the Ashmolean Museum

The Oxford-based Sealinks Project is collaborating with the Ashmolean Museum to offer various public activities at the Museum on Thursday 7 November, 2013, including gallery tours and an evening lecture series.

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Book publication and New Scientist essay by Dr Lambros Malafouris

Dr Lambros Malafouris has recently published an essay in the New Scientist (10th September 2013) on 'Mind into matter: where we end and the world begins'.

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05-09-2013 by Administrator

Researchers pinpoint when the First Dynasty of kings ruled Early Egypt

For the first time, a team of scientists and archaeologists has been able to set a robust timeline for the first eight dynastic rulers of Egypt.

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27-08-2013 by Administrator

Dr. Damian Robinson in this month's BBC Focus Magazine

Over a thousand years ago, the ancient city of Heracleion was buried beneath the Mediterranean Sea, and scholars doubted whether it would ever be seen again. But today, archaeologists are finding tablets, gold coins and even gigantic statues, showing just how important this port once was. BBC Focus Magazine September 2013 Edition.

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23-08-2013 by Administrator

Sticks, Stones & Broken Bones, Edited by Rick Schulting and Linda Fibiger

'Sticks, Stones & Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective' (OUP), published in 2012, presents overviews of violent injuries on skeletons from various regions of Europe.

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08-08-2013 by Administrator

Doctoral Studentships at the Centre for Asian Archaeology, Art and Culture

The School of Archaeology invites applications for a funded studentship for students intending to study for a DPhil is the area of early Chinese Archaeology under the supervision of Professor Jessica Rawson.

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26-07-2013 by Administrator

New British Academy Fellow

Professor Julia Lee Thorp has been elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Archaeological Science.

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15-07-2013 by Administrator

Manure was used by Europe’s first farmers 8,000 years ago

A new study says Europe’s first farmers used far more sophisticated practices than previously thought. A research team led by the University of Oxford has found that Neolithic farmers manured and watered their crops as early as 6,000 years BC.

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08-07-2013 by Administrator

Hillfort Survey

The Atlas of Hillforts Project has launched its survey of hillforts. If you would like to participate go to the Atlas webpage and download the form and notes for guidance. The survey is open to anyone and we are hoping that local societies and archaeological groups will be interested. Good luck and enjoy hillforts!

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11-06-2013 by Administrator

Article by Professor Nick Barton - Leverhulme Trust

Professor Nick Barton's article 'Earliest symbolism and cemeteries in prehistoric North Africa' can be read in the Awards in Focus section of the Leverhulme Trust website, a showcase of recent awards made by the Trust.

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