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Exploring Stone Age Archaeology: The Mysteries of Star Carr

Posted on Thursday 18 April 2019

An online course on Star Carr goes live July 1st

Need for social skills helped shape modern human face

Posted on Wednesday 17 April 2019

The modern human face is distinctively different to that of our near relatives and now researchers believe its evolution may have been partly driven by our need for good social skills.

York Postdoc Invited to Max Planck Institute

Posted on Thursday 11 April 2019

Anita Radini gave a talk titled, “A taste of hard work”: developing methodologies to track exposure to occupational pollution in past societies

2019 White Rose PhD Awards Announced

Posted on Thursday 11 April 2019

Archaeology is awarded five fully-funded PhD awards

Fulbright Success for Digital MSc Student

Posted on Wednesday 10 April 2019

Congratulations to Alyssa Loyless who received the award to study peripheral temple sites and cultural features of Sambor Prei Kuk, Cambodia

Shell ornaments and modern humans in southern Europe

Posted on Tuesday 9 April 2019

York lecturer Andre Colonese publishes new research on the making and use of personal ornaments by early anatomically modern humans

Archaeology Professor Continues Work on Marine Plastics

Posted on Monday 8 April 2019

John Schofield is giving lectures and conducting research in Australia

Feeding red squirrels peanuts may make natural diet a tough nut to crack

Posted on Monday 1 April 2019

New research suggests a population of red squirrels on the Lancashire coast may have developed weaker bites after snacking on peanuts.

Upcoming events


Pint of Science: Ancient Tech

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


Public Lecture: Professor Rosemary Joyce

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


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


Society for Medieval Archaeology 2019 Annual Conference

“The Long Black Death”: New Perspectives