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 webupdates@arch.ox.ac.uk

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05-03-2018 by Robyn Mason

No. 1 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

The School of Archaeology is delighted to share the news that, for the second year in a row, Oxford has been ranked number one in the world for archaeology. QS Top Universities measure metrics including academic peer review, teaching commitment, research impact and employer confidence in the gradautes of the institution. 

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28-02-2018 by Robyn Mason

From Past to Present, Natural Cosmetics Unwrapped

Over the last two years, a multidisciplinary team led by Dr Thibaut Devièse from the School of Archaeology and in collaboration with Dr Szu Shen Wong from Keele University and Dr Jane Draycott from the University of Glasgow has been studying the evolution of ancient skincare products over time.

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26-02-2018 by Robyn Mason

Dr Malafouris awarded ERC grant for 'Handmade: Understanding Creative Gesture in Pottery Making'

Dr. Lambros Malafouris, School of Archaeology at Oxford, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Grant for his project Handmade: Understanding Creative Gesture in Pottery Making. 

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23-02-2018 by Erin McGowan

The Donkey in Human History

Congratulations to Peter Mitchell on the publication of his new book, The Donkey in Human History. Spanning the globe and extending from the donkey's initial domestication up to the present, the book seeks to resituate the donkey (and its hybrid offspring such as the mule) in the unfolding of human history, looking not just at what donkeys and mules did, but also at how people have thought about and understood them. 

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16-02-2018 by Administrator

Newton International Fellowships

The School of Archaeology is welcoming applications for the British Academy/Royal Society’s Newton International Fellowship Scheme (sponsor closing date Tuesday 27th March 2018, internal deadline Tuesday 13th March 2018).  

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30-01-2018 by Robyn Mason

Prof Mark Pollard receives the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology

The School of Archaeology is proud to announce that the Archaeological Institute of America has named Prof Mark Pollard of RLAHA as the recipient of the 2018 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology.

 

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12-12-2017 by Reception User

Launch of SIBA (Stone Interchanges in the Bahama archipelago) web pages

The AHRC-funded SIBA project focuses on exotic stone artefacts imported into the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands between AD 700-1500, exploring their provenance through both traditional (EPMA/SEM) and novel geo-chemical techniques (laser ablation; Sr-Nd-Pb isotope analyses), as well as iconographic studies. 

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04-12-2017 by Erin McGowan

Study of Trinidad’s Pitch Lake artefacts identifies earliest wood carvings from the Caribbean

Dr. Joanna Ostapkowicz, Research Associate in Caribbean Archaeology at the School of Archaeology, has co-authored a paper in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports which documents the earliest wood carvings from the Caribbean – stretching back to 3200 BC. 

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21-11-2017 by Robyn Mason

ECAIC storymaps the prehi(p)story of the ostentatious moustache for Movember 2017

Dr Peter Hommel and Dr Helen Chittock of the European Celtic Art in Context (ECAIC) project have created a storymap exploring the history of the ostentatious moustache for all those partaking in this month's Movember challenge. 

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17-11-2017 by Robyn Mason

Archaeological study provides evidence of the deep roots of wealth gaps in post-Neolithic Eurasia

The School of Archaeology’s Prof Amy Bogaard has co-authored a paper published in Nature which provides evidence that increasing dependence on agriculture and especially draught animals like cattle intensified wealth inequalities over time.

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