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York professor publishes new analysis of medieval funerary practices

Posted on Thursday 16 May 2019

Professor Dawn Hadley carried out a multidisciplinary investigation of charnel houses

Avatars, Monsters, and Machines: A Cyborg Archaeology

Posted on Thursday 9 May 2019

Colleen Morgan publishes new article on posthuman theory in digital archaeology

New publication: Late Bronze Age-Early Iron Age Skeletal Remains

Posted on Thursday 9 May 2019

Dr Paola Ponce finds evidence of dental disease, trauma, joint disease and metabolic disease in human remains at a West Sussex site

Can a chatbot change our perceptions of the past?

Posted on Thursday 9 May 2019

York lecturer and two York alumna publish co-authored research on creating rules-based chatbots for heritage sites

Research reveals freshwater mussel shells were material of choice for prehistoric craftsmen

Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2019

A new study suggests that 6000-years-ago people across Europe shared a cultural tradition of using freshwater mussel shells to craft ornaments.

New publications on the Mesolithic by York prehistorians

Posted on Friday 3 May 2019

Staff members Robson, Knight, Milner and Little co-author several new publications

First isotopic study on high status diet and health in Islamic Portugal reveals sex-related difference in diet

Posted on Thursday 2 May 2019

Alice Toso of the Department of Archaeology publishes isotopic analysis of medieval Muslim populations

Past biodiversity in Brazilian shell mounds

Posted on Wednesday 1 May 2019

A York researcher analyses coastal archaeology in South American sambaquis

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Uncorking the history of winemaking with ancient DNA

Learn what ancient DNA can tell us about winemaking

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Pint of Science: Ancient Tech

York archaeology lecturers and students lecture on their research at a pub

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Public Lecture: Professor Rosemary Joyce

Confronting the Limits of Material Properties: From Kitty Litter to Granite in the Archaeology of Nuclear Waste

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Archaeology and the Image

York Festival of Ideas Lecture: Dr Colleen Morgan

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Traditional Mortars Symposium

The York symposium brings together all current thinking and knowledge about traditional mortars, presenting recent research outcomes, revised heritage agency guidance and case studies from around the UK, Ireland, Spain and Canada

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Inequality - Lessons from History

York Festival of Ideas Panel Discussion with Penny Bickle, David Wengrow (UCL), Kate Pickett (York) and Danny Dorling (Oxford)

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Summer Term Anniversary Lecture: Steve Roskams

Talk Title: The Roman Fort at Malton

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Society for Medieval Archaeology 2019 Annual Conference

“The Long Black Death”: New Perspectives