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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28-02-2017 by Robyn Mason

Download the programme for the GAO conference, Influence of Movement and Conflict on the Past, 10th-11th March, 2017

Over the next two days the annual Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) conference is being held at Merton College, Oxford. The theme is Influence of Movement and Conflict on the Past.

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27-02-2017 by Reception User

The AHRC Hillforts Atlas Final conference, 23rd-25th June 2017, Edinburgh

The University of Oxford is pleased to present the final conference for the AHRC-funded  'Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland' project, which has been undertaken in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh. The conference will be held in Edinburgh on June 23rd to 25th 2017. 

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27-02-2017 by Robyn Mason

Prof Greger Larson discusses the domestication debate in this month's Blueprint magazine

In this month's Blueprint magazine for staff of the University, the School of Archaeology's Professor Greger Larson talks to Maria Coyle about where our chickens, dogs and pigs come from. 

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13-02-2017 by Robyn Mason

Professor Julia Lee-Thorp and Dr Scott Blumenthal of RLAHA, have been awarded a NERC grant

Professor Julia Lee-Thorp and Dr Scott Blumenthal of RLAHA, School of Archaeology, Oxford have been awarded a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) grant for their project -  A diet for all seasons: the role of intra-annual variability in the evolution of hominin diet in East Africa.

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10-02-2017 by Robyn Mason

Out in Oxford. An LGBTQ+ Trail of the University of Oxford's Collections

Victoria Sainsbury, DPhil Archaeological Science, School of Archaeology, speaks to the BBC about her involvement in co-curating the LGBTQ+ Trail of the University of Oxford's Collections for Out in Oxford.

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06-02-2017 by Reception User

AHRC-funded 3-year studentship - Chinese Archaeology

We are happy to announce an AHRC-funded 3-year studentship available for DPhil studies at Oxford in Chinese Archaeology working on material from the British Museum.

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01-02-2017 by Administrator

The A303 is part of the Stonehenge setting, don't bury it!

Stonehenge has a traffic problem. But building a £1.4bn tunnel is not the answer or in the interests of cultural heritage, argues Dan Hicks

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30-01-2017 by Robyn Mason

Archive reveals new finds associated with the handwritten dissertation of refugee scholar and classical archaeologist Paul Jacobsthal

Francesca Anthony (Mst in Classical Archaeology) blogs about her recent stint volunteering in the Institute Archives to sort the 1908 dissertation of the classical archaeologist and refugee scholar Paul Jacobsthal. 

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The 4th Workshop of Biological Anthropologists

The School of Archaeology, in association with the Advanced Core Research Centre for History of Human Ecology in the North (Hokaidai, Japan), will host a one-day conference on bioarchaeology this Friday 13th January (10am-6pm) at the Institute of Archaeology on Beaumont Street. See the programme below. 

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16-12-2016 by Robyn Mason

EAMENA project awarded £1.6 million, as a Cultural Protection Fund project

Archaeologists, led by the University of Oxford’s School of Archaeology, are to fly out to three bases in the Middle East and North Africa to train local professionals on how to identify and assess threats to cultural heritage sites, using aerial and satellite images. The British Council in partnership with the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has awarded £1.6 million, as a Cultural Protection Fund project, to create a team from Oxford, Leicester and Durham Universities to work in the region training local archaeologists to protect archaeological sites. 

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