Recent graduate awarded prestigious Prehistoric Society Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

31-10-2017 by Robyn Mason

The School of Archaeology extends its warmest congratulations to Gonzalo Linares Matas who was awarded the prestigious Prehistoric Society Undergraduate Dissertation Prize at the Society of Antiquaries, on 25th October 2017. The Prize is open to students from any University in Britain and Ireland. The award celebrates the dissertation that has made the greatest contribution to the study of prehistory in any part of the world.

Gonzalo recently graduated with a first-class degree in BA Archaeology and Anthropology. For his dissertation entitled 'The Earliest Palaeolithic Bone Toolkit in Eurasia' Gonzalo analysed a bone assemblage from an Early Pleistocene site of Cueva Negra in Spain, to test whether some of the bones were used as functional tools by early humans. The Standing Committee for the BA Archaeology and Anthropology is especially pleased to congratulate Gonzalo and wishes him the very best in his next endeavour. 

Read more about the Prehistoric Society Dissertation Prize here

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