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John Schofield's Work on Galapagos Published in British Archaeology

Posted on Tuesday 9 October 2018

Article "On the Beach: What Archaeology Can Do for the Planet" Addresses Marine Plastic Pollution in the Archipelago

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New book from York staff

Posted on Tuesday 9 October 2018

Steve Ashby and Alison Leonard publish a new book telling stories about the Vikings through objects

Neanderthal healthcare practices crucial to survival

Posted on Thursday 4 October 2018

New research has suggested that Neanderthals embraced healthcare practices, such as assisting in cases of serious injury and the challenges of childbirth.

Residues on prehistoric pottery reveal secrets of early cheese making

Posted on Thursday 4 October 2018

Analysis of food proteins preserved in 8,000 year-old bowls and jars has revealed early cheese making at the prehistoric site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey.

James Roswell Wins Place on Ancient Rome Summer School

Posted on Monday 1 October 2018

York Undergraduate Attends Highly Prestigious Training Hosted by British School at Rome

Times Good University Guide 2019

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Department of Archaeology has placed 10th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

By Matteo De Stefano/MUSE
New Publication on the Evolutionary Significance of Neanderthal Healthcare

Posted on Thursday 20 September 2018

Research reveals that care for their fellows may have been essential to Neanderthal occupation of Eurasia

On the Hunt for the DNA of the Mexican Hairless Dog

Posted on Tuesday 18 September 2018

New publication! York's Aurélie Manin is looking for archaeological evidence of the Xoloitzcuintle, a breed characterised by a sparse hair coat and a severe lack of teeth

Upcoming events

Mon
22
Oct

Kingship and Society in Northern Pictland

Since 2012 the University of Aberdeen has been conducting large-scale excavations on a series of power centres of Northern Pictland. This talk will showcase the results of these excavations and reflect on the emergence of kingship in northern Britain in the late Roman and early medieval periods.

Tue
30
Oct

Keeping St Denys acephalous, and other considerations in participative church conservation

A pretentious title for a pragmatic talk on the challenges and opportunities of using participatory practice in conservation projects, based on the recently completed work at St Denys church, York.

Tue
6
Nov

Looking Out, Looking In – Island Archaeology and Heritage in Jersey

Jon Carter uses his work in Jersey to discuss issues of heritage management on small islands, including pressure on land use, contested versions of identity, and limited access to national and international support, and highlights the need to develop and strengthen partnerships.

Fri
9
Nov

Between Avebury and Stonehenge. The Neolithic monuments of the Pewsey Vale

Jim Leary presents the results of recent archaeological investigations in the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire. These excavations focus on Marden henge - the largest henge in the country - and other nearby monuments.

Mon
12
Nov

The Expendables: Bioarchaeological Evidence for Child Labour during the Industrial Revolution in 18th-19th century England

Dr Becky Gowland, of Durham University, will discuss structural inequalities on children during the industrial revolution based on bioarchaeological isotopic evidence from sites in the north of England.

Tue
13
Nov

Foreground Activity, Background Architecture & Heritage

Simon Baker uses his experience in founding architectural practice 'Group Ginger' to explore how the role of architects might be developed into that of concept managers or curators with on-going relationships to place-making, influencing policy, defining space, public use and participatory involvement.

Mon
19
Nov

A list of luggage from the Indian Ocean world – towards a high-definition “archaeology” of text?

Elizabeth Lambourn of De Montfort University uses the eleventh- and twelfth-century 'India Book' documents to highlight debates around the use of textual sources in archaeology and to address the lack of archaeological information available for the area around the Indian Ocean.

Tue
27
Nov

Locating Sites of Music Pilgrimage in London

On January 10th 2016, fans flocked to Tunstall Road, Brixton to leave flowers and offerings in front of a mural depicting Aladdin Sane, a character developed by David Bowie, who had died that day. Hilary Orange of the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, and Paul Graves-Brown, Honorary Research Associate at York, will discuss the social, material and cultural forces which lead to certain London locations becoming sites of musical pilgrimage, and the acquisition and display of tribute materials that are now held within museum and archive collections. Please note the earlier start time of 17:00.

Fri
11
Jan

Exhibition Launch: Buildings that Fill My Eye - The Architectural Heritage of Yemen

Public lecture by Emeritus Professor Trevor Marchand of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London: What Future for Yemen’s Architecture?

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