News and Announcements
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15-07-2013 09:55 by Administrator
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.
Read more … Manure was used by Europe’s first farmers 8,000 years ago
08-07-2013 07:28 by Administrator
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!
Read more … Hillfort Survey
11-06-2013 08:00 by Administrator
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.
Read more … Article by Professor Nick Barton - Leverhulme Trust
24-05-2013 23:36 by Administrator
New work supported by the Fell Fund has been undertaken to document and photographically record the interior of a cave on the Atlantic coast of Morocco utilising the method of RTI photography (Reflectance Transformation imaging) and 360 object rotation photography
Read more … Morocco Caves Project
05-02-2013 14:48 by Administrator
Since the 1990s, scholars have believed that around 35,000 years ago the last of the Neanderthals sought refuge in southern Iberia, in an area known as Spain today. However, new dating evidence on fossilised bones from sites in the region (based on work undertaken by Dr Rachel Wood and Professor Thomas Higham at the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit) suggests that the fossils could be 15,000 years older than previously thought.
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19-10-2012 23:55 by Administrator
A new series of radiocarbon measurements from Japan's Lake Suigetsu will give scientists a more accurate benchmark for dating materials, especially for older objects, according to a research team that included Oxford University's Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit.
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10-10-2012 14:04 by Administrator
The Victorian archaeologist General Pitt-Rivers is world-famous for his development of modern scientific archaeology, but the earliest archaeological collections that he made have never been studied. The Pitt Rivers Museum, where these artefacts are held, has been awarded £76,654 by Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund to document this important early material.
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