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Medieval skull from Austria showing fossilized dental plaque (dental calculus). Archaeological deposits of fossilized plaque can be used to reconstruct ancient oral microbiomes, and identify bacteria previously living within the oral cavity.
York archaeologist awarded major funding prize

Posted on Tuesday 25 October 2016

An archaeologist from the University of York has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize worth £100,000.

Smooth talker – cultural commentator to visit York

Posted on Tuesday 25 October 2016

Cultural commentator and socio-political pundit Jay Smooth will give a public talk at the University of York next month.

Health of Europe revealed in new report

Posted on Monday 24 October 2016

Europeans suffer from a wide range of physical and mental health conditions, in part due to their economic and social conditions, a major study co-authored by a York academic reveals.

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York strengthens academic links with China

Posted on Monday 24 October 2016

The University of York is to sign a student exchange agreement with one of the most prestigious universities in China.

Elephants in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania (credit: Ashley Coutu)
Mapping the elephant ivory trade: new evidence revealed

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2016

Archaeologists from the University of York have conducted pioneering analysis on historic ivory, revealing where East African elephants roamed and where they were hunted in the 19th century.

Globally renowned musician brings the sounds of India to York

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2016

Indian music legend, Amjad Ali Khan, will perform at the University of York next month as part of the autumn season of Open Lectures.

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