News and Announcements
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27-08-2013 12:29 by Administrator
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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26-07-2013 09:25 by Administrator
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 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