News and Announcements
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04-12-2015 by Administrator
In the summer of 1955, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, more affectionately known as “the Lab” came into being. This was the result of the meeting of two minds – Lord Cherwell, Professor of Experimental Philosophy in the Clarendon Laboratory, and Professor Christopher Hawkes, the University’s first Professor of European Archaeology, along with the energy, enthusiasm and dedication of Teddy Hall, supported at first by Stuart Young and then by Martin Aitken.
Read more … RLAHA celebrates its 60th Anniversary
06-11-2015 by Michaela Ecker
Survey and excavation at Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari led by Gary Lock and John Pouncett is contributing to an evolving regional approach to understanding the Later Prehistoric settlement record of North Wales. Ongoing work at Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari - one of a series of hillforts currently being investigated on the Clwydian Range - is featured in the November/December 2015 issue of Archaeology magazine.
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28-10-2015 by Michaela Ecker
Graduate Archaeology at Oxford is welcoming submissions for papers to be presented at the annual conference in Oxford, 12th-13th March 2016. This conference will focus on the multidimensional ways in which humans have interacted with their natural environment in prehistoric and historic times.
Read more … Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) 2016 Conference
17-09-2015 by Robyn Mason
Archaeologists in the Palaeodeserts Project at the School of Archaeology, Oxford have been illuminating the vital role played by the Arabian Peninsula in humankind's exodus from Africa. Far from being a desert, the region was once covered by lush vegetation and criss-crossed by rivers, providing rich hunting grounds for our ancestors.
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17-07-2015 by Michaela Ecker
Dr Wendy Morrison has been successfully awarded a £9,980 grant under the British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Scheme. The one year project (2016-17) is entitled Testing the metal: characterising the chemical composition of ancient Indian copper
Read more … New research into ancient Indian copper
03-06-2015 by Robyn Mason
The Institute of Archaeology has received funding from the Leverhulme Trust to conduct the three-year research project ‘European Celtic Art in Context: exploring Celtic art and its eastern links’. The project is led by Professor Chris Gosden (Oxford), Dr JD Hill (British Museum), Dr Jody Joy (Cambridge) and Dr Ian Leins (British Museum) who have all worked extensively on Celtic art.
Read more … European Celtic Art in Context: exploring Celtic art and its eastern links
14-05-2015 by Administrator
Join HEIR - the Historic Environment Image Resource – at the Social Animals LiveFriday, which will be celebrating Oxford’s social sciences research.
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