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Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

Posted on Thursday 16 August 2018

The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, forensic tests on a well-known prehistoric mummy have revealed.

York Lecturer Dr Penny Bickle publishes new book: Neolithic Bodies

Posted on Tuesday 7 August 2018

Volume covers research on human remains from the Near East and Europe

Why are heritage interpreters voiceless at the trowel’s edge?

Posted on Monday 6 August 2018

York’s Dr Sara Perry publishes article on integrating the heritage interpretation skillset & toolkit into archaeologists’ most basic workflows

The native Malagasy people cried out in astonishment when they saw the two aye-ayes French explorer Pierre Sonnerat had captured to bring back to Europe in 1780 - that is how the strange looking primate is said to have acquired its name.
Scientists discover why elusive aye-aye developed such unusual features

Posted on Thursday 2 August 2018

It is one of the most unusual primates on the planet – famed for its large eyes, big ears and thin, bony finger used for probing.

York archaeologist supervises school archaeological project

Posted on Wednesday 1 August 2018

Tim Sutherland organised the Year 7 project at the Steiner School

Molecular fingerprinting of soil from north-west Spain

Posted on Wednesday 1 August 2018

York researcher publishes a paper outlining the reliability of soil organic matter dates

New insights into ancient diets unlocked through british teeth

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

British smiles have sometimes had a less-than-flattering international image, but a new study has put tartar from our infamously bad teeth to good use

Welcome to Dr Nathan Wales, our new Lecturer in Archaeological Science

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018

Nathan's research spans plant genetics, archaeobotany and palaeogenomics

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New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage-IIWC 21st Symposium 2018, York, UK

The 21st International Symposium of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee supported by ICOMOS-UK and York Archaeological Trust, and in association with the University of York, Historic England and York Minster. 12 – 15 September 2018, York, UK