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Jon Finch Makes Successful Research Trip to Denmark

Monday 22 May 2017

Served as Visiting Professor at the Danish Centre for Manorial Studies, funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture


Caitlin Kitchener Wins Postgraduate Dissertation Prize

Friday 19 May 2017

"The Radical Landscapes of Peterloo" wins Prize from Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology


Archaeology, Heritage, and Social Value: Public Perspectives on European Archaeology

Wednesday 17 May 2017

ADS staff publish a paper presenting the key results of a major NEARCH survey


Marie Curie fellow among top 30 promising researchers

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Eve Rannamäe selected as one of the 30 faces of the Marie Curie actions to represent the over 100,000 fellows over the last two decades


Strangers in a strange land?

Monday 8 May 2017

A new paper explores the challenges in creating analogies with Neanderthals


Colleen Morgan Publishes on Virtual Reality and Crime Scene Investigation

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Innovative new guide covers simulation, immersive gameplay and virtual reality in Forensic Science Education


New Documentary 'Grains of Truth' Released by AAREA Project

Friday 7 April 2017

Film shows excavation work at the site of Engaruka, Tanzania and resulting important finds on climate change


Understanding landscape evolution in studies of terraced agriculture

Thursday 23 March 2017

New research carried out at the Konso Cultural Landscape highlights past complex landscape management


First-year PhD Student Organises International Conference

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Annabell Zander hosts 26th Annual Meeting of German Mesolithic Workgroup in Wuppertal with over 70 attendees from 8 different countries


York Archaeology Ranked as 11th in the World

Wednesday 8 March 2017

High marks for teaching and research draw acclaim


York archaeologists' research features in National Geographic

Monday 6 March 2017

Julian Richards and Steve Ashby's work challenges traditional perceptions of Vikings


Steve Ashby wins Mick Aston Photography Prize

Tuesday 28 February 2017

York lecturer wins inaugural prize for image of altar


York archaeologists publish chapter in new book

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Participatory Heritage


York archaeologist publishes new paper

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Suzi Richer reflects on palaeoecological approaches to understanding past woodland environments


Sagunto Castle mortar construction periods identified

Monday 20 February 2017

York post-doc develops new chronology method to analyse trace elements in mortars


York archaeologists contribute to new book

Thursday 16 February 2017

Papers from four York archaeologists feature in "Medieval Archaeology"


New Online MA in English Building History Offered

Monday 13 February 2017

The MA in English Building History is a collaborative programme delivered by Lifelong Learning and the Department of Archaeology


Professional Recognition for Lecture Staff

Sunday 12 February 2017

Congratulations to Andre Colonese, Camilla Speller, and Steve Ashby


Jo Fletcher elected president of Forest of Galtres Society

Thursday 2 February 2017

Jo succeeds Dr Peter Addyman as president


Fellowship Writing Prize 2017

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Funding for Visiting Fellowships


Francis Pryor awarded honorary degree

Tuesday 24 January 2017

The University of York confers the honorary degree of Doctor of the University on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society


Marine Fish Consumption in Historic London

Monday 23 January 2017

York zooarchaeologist demonstrates a new approach to fish bone data analysis from historic-period London


Star Carr included in special stamp issue

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Antler headdress features in the 2017 Ancient Britain collection


Neolithic Chronological Modelling

Monday 9 January 2017

York archaeologist re-dates 1000 years of Neolithic ceramic chronology from the Upper Rhineland


Sex Pistols artwork on display at King's Manor

Monday 9 January 2017

The artwork is available to view in the Common Room


The Mongol Ger as a contemporary heritage paradox

Monday 9 January 2017

The changing form and function of the ger is explored by John Schofield


Star Carr pendant featured in BBC Big Digs 2016

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Pendant discovery made headlines in February 2016


Cath Neal Publishes Archaeological Insights on the Anthropocene

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Article provides perspectives on the scale and diversity of the physical technosphere


First Evidence of Millet Processing Found in Prehistoric Pottery Vessels

Friday 23 December 2016

Team including York researchers uses a new molecular technique to identify the remains of plants


Sex Pistols Artworks: The Artist's Impression

Thursday 8 December 2016

Head of Department John Schofield publishes more insight into the significance of Sex Pistols artworks


YEAR Centre sheds new light on creation of ancient artefacts

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Experimental archaeology at the Department's "outdoor lab" aims to answer questions about the past


Mummified remains identified as Egyptian Queen Nefertari

Sunday 4 December 2016

York archaeologists part of international team discover a pair of mummified legs on display in an Italian museum may belong to Egyptian Queen Nefertari – the favourite wife of the pharaoh Ramses II.


Why did Shakespeare's father paint over iconic medieval murals?

Friday 2 December 2016

Kate Giles of the Archaeology Department examines paintings at the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon


Two world leading archaeological scientists appointed as honorary visiting professors at York

Thursday 17 November 2016

Department of Archaeology welcomes Profs. Mike Richards and Carl Heron


Dairy production in early farming communities of the northern Mediterranean

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Lipid residue analysis of pottery vessels suggests diverse subsistence strategies in Neolithic communities


Autism and human evolutionary success

Tuesday 15 November 2016

York lecturer publishes new research suggesting people with autism were highly valued in past societies


York alumnus appointed CBA Deputy Director

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Former CHM student joins Council for British Archaeology


Camilla Speller awarded major funding prize

Wednesday 2 November 2016

The York archaeologist has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize worth £100,000


Wetland deposits highly vulnerable to environmental change

Tuesday 1 November 2016

York scientists say important archaeological remains across the world could be at risk


York archaeologists publish paper on Early Mesolithic mortuary rites

Friday 28 October 2016

Burial practices in Hermitage, Ireland were studied


Two York Archaeologists Selected to Honor Women in the Geosciences

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Nicky Milner and Colleen Morgan to portray historic "Trowel Blazers" to highlight the accomplishments of women in science


York Postdoc finds Earliest Evidence for the Ivory Trade in Southern Africa

Sunday 16 October 2016

Ashley Coutu used isotope analysis to examine elephant ivory from the seventh-tenth centuries AD


Wigan museum gallery named after York staff

Monday 10 October 2016

York staff Jo Fletcher and Stephen Buckley honoured by museum


ADS 3D Viewer is now live

Friday 7 October 2016

The viewer was developed by Marie Curie Research Fellow Fabrizio Galeazzi in collaboration with 3DHOP


Professor Don Brothwell

Friday 7 October 2016

We are sad to announce the recent death of Emeritus Professor Don Brothwell


Ancient eggshell protein breaks through DNA time barrier

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Scientists have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree, much further back in time than was previously thought.


Disputed Neandertal region confirmed in France

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Researchers from the University of York have helped to solve an archaeological dispute - confirming that Neandertals were responsible for producing tools and artefacts previously argued by some to be exclusively in the realm of modern human cognitive abilities.


Lithic Residue Survival and Characterisation at Star Carr

Tuesday 13 September 2016

York archaeologists publish new paper in Internet Archaeology


Dental plaque sheds new light on diet of Mesolithic foragers in the Balkans

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Archaeologists from the Universities of York and Cambridge have revealed the first direct evidence that Mesolithic foragers from the Balkans consumed domestic cereals almost half a millennium earlier than previously thought.


THE Awards 2016

Thursday 1 September 2016

Sara Perry shortlisted for Times Higher Education's "Most Innovative Teacher" award for 2016


Star Carr archaeologists nominated for Angel Award

Thursday 25 August 2016

The Postglacial team have been shortlisted for a prestigious Historic England award.


Britain’s last hunter-gatherers discovered using breakthrough analysis of bone fragments

Thursday 11 August 2016

Archaeologists from the Universities of York, Cambridge and UCL have identified rare human bones from the UK dating to the Late Mesolithic era (around 4000 BC, just prior to the arrival of farming in Britain) using an innovative new bone collagen analysis technique.


York archaeologist featured in BBC Four TV programme

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Wood expert Mike Bamforth plays a prominent role in the discovery of "Britain's Pompeii"


POSTGLACIAL project wins top archaeology award

Wednesday 20 July 2016

The project has won a prestigious 2016 British Archaeological Award


University of York Professors Play: Banner Saga 2

Monday 13 June 2016

Watch Viking experts Julian Richards and Steve Ashby play the new epic role-playing video game


York Shortlisted for Two Britsh Archaeological Awards

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Star Carr and Internet Archaeology shortlisted as finalists in the 2016 BAA Awards


High altitude archaeology: preshistoric paintings revealed

Thursday 26 May 2016

Laser scanning of rock shelter in the French Alps shows ancient art


Matthew Collins Receives Niels Bohr Professorship

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Danish National Research Foundation grants 4 million Euro Niels Bohr Professorship to Matthew Collins, University of York


Hidden Voices: Excavations at Breary Banks and Malton

Monday 16 May 2016

The University of York’s Department of Archaeology invites the public to their end-of-year exhibition.


Scottish Iron Age Vitrified Hillfort Project (SIAVH) Begins Fieldwork

Saturday 7 May 2016

Excavations will explore vitrification at Scottish Iron Age hill fort


York Archaeology Postgrad Receives Funding for Work on Volcanic Eruptions

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Maurizio Gatta awarded the "New Research Worker's Award" by the Quaternary Research Association and the Andrew Sherratt Fund.


York Archaeology Partners with Military Veterans to Excavate Roman Fort

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Steve Roskams leads a field school for students and members of Operation Nightingale


York Archaeologists Discover Evidence of Prehistoric Cheesemaking

Monday 25 April 2016

An international team finds cheese residue in ceramic pots from the Swiss Alps


New Insights into Mesolithic Antler Headdresses

Thursday 14 April 2016

A research team led by archaeologists at the University of York used traditional techniques to create replicas of ritual headdresses made by hunter-gatherers 11,000 years ago in North Western Europe.


2016 Independent Research Fellowship Writing Prize

Monday 11 April 2016

£1000 prize for best archaeology/heritage research presentation


EUROTAST Project Releases Important Publications about Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Thursday 7 April 2016

New dedicated issue of the Journal of African Diaspora and Heritage highlights work of York researchers


York Archaeology Ranked in the Top Twenty in the World

Thursday 7 April 2016

QS World University rankings place York Archaeology in top tier


York Archaeology Professors Play Far Cry Primal

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Experts on the Mesolithic review popular new video game


Star Carr on Digging for Britain

Sunday 27 March 2016

Watch Nicky Milner and her crew of students and professionals find the oldest Mesolithic in Britain


John Schofield's Research Contributes to Listing of Punk House

Saturday 26 March 2016

Schofield has "mixed feelings" after Tin Pan Alley town house with Sex Pistols graffiti is listed Grade II* by Historic England


Why did we invent pottery?

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Archaeologists at York reveal surprising new insights into ancient pottery production


Penny Spikins on The Academic Minute

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Senior Lecturer at York discusses what caused the spread of humans across the globe.


A new beginning for Egypt’s ancient capital

Monday 14 March 2016

Dr Sara Perry and her team from York are playing a pivotal role in a major project to give a new lease of life to the ruins of the capital of Ancient Egypt


Roberta Gilchrist Wins Award

Monday 7 March 2016

York Alumna Wins Archaeologist of the Year


Video Interview with Steve Ashby

Monday 29 February 2016

Steve talks about his research on Vikings, combs, and more.


Star Carr Excavation Yields Mesolithic Art

Friday 26 February 2016

11,000 year old pendant is earliest known in Britain


York Archaeology Department to Train United States National Park Service Employees

Wednesday 27 January 2016

New partnership formed for conservation of historic structures in severe marine environments


Victorian Bakers with Annie Gray

Monday 25 January 2016

BBC 2 Features York Alumna and Research Associate


Archaeological Science Reveals the Surprising Genetic Origins of Romans in York

Tuesday 19 January 2016

New research uncovers a gladiator from the Middle East buried in Yorkshire


Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Mondays at 9:00 on BBC 2!


Zooarchaeology MSc Relaunched

Tuesday 1 December 2015

New director David Orton integrates the latest scientific techniques with the study of Zooarchaeology at York


Professor Vin Davis

Wednesday 25 November 2015

"A life very well lived and a joy to have known him."


Getting under the skin of a Medieval mystery

Monday 23 November 2015

BioArCH uncovers the animal origins of parchment in pocket Bibles


New Research on Ancient Microbiomes Published

Friday 13 November 2015

Publication in Scientific Reports reveals community compositions of ancient microbiomes biased by the age of sample.


Fundraising for Nepal

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Staff and students in the Department of Archaeology raise money for survivors of the Nepal Earthquake


Chicken study reveals evolution can happen much faster than thought

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Michelle Alexander is the lead author on a new article in Biology Letters that shows the "speed and dynamism" of evolution.


Oliver Craig on Cuisine Choices and Dining at Stonehenge

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Cutting-edge chemical analyses shows new evidence of prehistoric food preparation.


Sara Perry—one of the 50 most influential users of social media

Thursday 8 October 2015

York lecturer's innovative approach to teaching acknowledged


Heritage Jam a huge success

Thursday 1 October 2015

The diversity, quality and artistic merit in the entries exceeded all expectations


Cod bones from Mary Rose reveal globalised fish trade in Tudor England

Thursday 10 September 2015

Cod bones found in the wreck of the Tudor warship Mary Rose have revealed that 16th Century fisherman plied their trade in surprisingly distant waters, archaeologists from the University of York have helped establish.


Embalming study shortlisted for major award

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Research involving a University of York archaeological chemist, which has rewritten the history of Egyptian mummification, is shortlisted in the International Collaboration of the Year category in the 2015 Times Higher Education awards.


Emeritus Professor Martin Carver awarded 17th European Heritage Prize

Monday 7 September 2015

Professor Carver's significant and ongoing contributions to archaeology recognised


Chronology of modern human dispersal into Europe

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Departmental research sheds new light on human colonisation


Sense of Community: Our Exhibition

Friday 5 June 2015

First-year undergraduate students from the Department invite the public to attend their innovative end-of-year exhibition


Melting Pot: Food and Identity in the Age of the Vikings

Sunday 31 May 2015

New AHRC grant for departmental researchers


York Archaeology Ranks Fourth in Guardian League Table

Tuesday 26 May 2015

The Archaeology Department climbs to fourth place in the 2016 league table


Scandinavian trade ‘triggered’ the Viking Age

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Co-authored work by York and Danish researchers suggests an earlier, less violent dawn to the Viking Age


Ancient cave art paints a picture of human empathy

Monday 20 April 2015

Prehistoric life wasn’t all hunting, killing and eating, says Dr Penny Spikins


Archaeology Hotspot, Great Britain

Monday 20 April 2015

New book published by York PhD researcher, Don Henson


Amelia Edwards' Blue Plaque

Thursday 26 March 2015

The department's Prof Jo Fletcher speaks at English Heritage unveiling


Everyday Products in the Middle Ages

Monday 16 March 2015

New book by the department's Dr Steve Ashby and colleagues


How Compassion Made Us Human

Monday 2 March 2015

New book by the department's Dr Penny Spikins


POSTGLACIAL team on TV

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Tuesday 18 February, 8pm on 'Digging for Britain'


Archaeology on the History Channel

Sunday 15 February 2015

The department's Dr Steve Ashby stars in Viking-focused webcasts to accompany drama series


Archaeology welcomes new lecturer

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Dr David Orton to direct the MSc in Zooarchaeology


Giant rodent used incisors like tusks

Wednesday 4 February 2015

New study released by the Archaeology Department's Dr Philip Cox


Master’s scholarships for MSc in Digital Heritage and MA in Conservation Studies

Monday 19 January 2015

Fully-funded and fee-waiver opportunities for two of our Master’s programmes.


Archaeology ranked in the top 5 in REF2014

Thursday 18 December 2014

The Department climbs the league tables again.


Department's researchers feature in top 4 of top 100 science stories of 2014

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Department involved in more than half of archaeology discoveries


Scientists reveal parchment’s hidden stories

Monday 8 December 2014

Documents stored in archives could unlock the history of British agriculture - via their DNA


Researchers find milk in dental calculus

Monday 1 December 2014

Whey protein reveals the direct consumption of milk


New Experimental Campsite Receives its First Visitors

Tuesday 18 November 2014

The Year Group’s Postglacial Experimental Archaeology Workshop


York alumnus wins dissertation prize

Monday 27 October 2014

A former archaeology student has won the Landscape Research Group Undergraduate Dissertation Prize


WRoCAH PhDs

Tuesday 21 October 2014

WRoCAH PhDs competition now open


More Student Satisfaction

Thursday 9 October 2014

The Department of Archaeology excels in two national student satisfaction surveys


Internet Archaeology now fully Open Access

Monday 6 October 2014

Another pioneering step for Internet Archaeology


Careers events this term

Thursday 2 October 2014

Two dates for your diaries for careers events this term


YorNight comes to the department

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Archaeology has major presence in York-based European Researchers’ Night on Friday, 26 Sept


New staff members join the department, advancing human and mammalian evolution research

Friday 19 September 2014

Four leading scholars from the Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences complement Archaeology's team


Life in the trenches

Friday 19 September 2014

Archaeology students uncover Dales story of wartime bravery


York archaeologist maps new Viking ring fortress

Monday 15 September 2014

Helen Goodchild used geophysical techniques to verify and map the extent of the newly discovered Viking ring fortress in Denmark.


New Environment Building construction works start

Friday 12 September 2014

Construction works have started on the new Environment Building, due to open in August of 2015


European accolade for Archaeology professor

Sunday 31 August 2014

Geoff Bailey elected to the Academia Europaea


Archaeology welcomes its newest staff member

Sunday 31 August 2014

Dr Penny Bickle joins the department today


Embalming study ‘rewrites’ key chapter in Egyptian history

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.


Election to British Academy

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Matthew Collins elected Fellow of the British Academy


Graduation 2014

Monday 21 July 2014

Congratulations to this year's Archaeology graduates


What amino acids in shells can tell us about Bronze Age people

Monday 30 June 2014

A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people


Engaging Conservation

Monday 23 June 2014

International Conference in July


Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards

Friday 13 June 2014

Success for Archaeology's Dr Sara Perry in university-wide, student-nominated excellence awards


The Heritage Jam: Innovation in Heritage Visualisation

Sunday 1 June 2014

Join the international Heritage Jam showcase and competition, 11 July 2014 at the University of York


Our Archaeology: Our Exhibition

Sunday 25 May 2014

Undergraduates in the department welcome the public to their year-end exhibition at King’s Manor, Thursday 19th June at 16:00


PhD Studentships with White Rose Networks

Thursday 22 May 2014

Two fully-funded doctoral positions available in the Department


Vice Chancellor's Teaching Awards 2014

Tuesday 6 May 2014

The Department of Archaeology recognised for its excellence in teaching


Heritage Fieldwork at York 2014

Tuesday 6 May 2014

First-year undergrads embark on 10 week heritage fieldschool


Introducing the Heritage York Project

Sunday 27 April 2014

New student society headed by students in the department launches it first initiative: Your Place


Short Courses on Heritage and Conservation at York

Thursday 17 April 2014

New series of continuing professional development courses launched by the Department


Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

Monday 14 April 2014

Department of Archaeology researchers are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous


40 years of Viking Archaeology in York

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Recent conference celebrates life and work of Dr Richard Hall


Preserving valuable archaeological data saves time and money

Sunday 16 March 2014

ADS recognised for critical role in research efficiency


PhD studentships in East African Archaeobotany and Agent-Based Modelling

Sunday 16 March 2014

Two fully-funded doctoral positions available in the department


BioArCh is relocating to new facilities

Thursday 6 March 2014

Department gains new laboratories


Preparation for the York Tactile Mapping Project

Monday 3 March 2014

Young archaeologists visit The King's Manor


Star Carr wins Research Project of the Year

Monday 3 March 2014

Current Archaeology Awards recognise joint York-Manchester-Chester project as best of the year


Curious about York? Meet York Curiouser…

Monday 17 February 2014

Department involved in exciting exploration of the city via contemporary art interventions


York researcher records million-year-old footprints

Monday 17 February 2014

Dr Sarah Duffy applies multi-image photogrammetry to Happisburgh finds


Dissertation Success for Department's Students

Monday 10 February 2014

Three alumni awarded for their outstanding dissertations


Jukka Jokilehto

Monday 10 February 2014

All welcome to public lecture at the King's Manor on Thursday 27 Febrary, Philip Rahz lecture theatre, 5.15 pm


Engaging Conservation Conference

Monday 20 January 2014

First of its kind conference to be hosted by the department in July


Archaeology Magazine highlights departmental research

Monday 20 January 2014

Stephanie Wynne-Jones and her team's excavations on the Swahili coast are given centre stage


Annual Student Archaeology Conference

Sunday 12 January 2014

Seeking students for new national committee & host organisation for 2014


Bye bye, Pictish Rudolph.

Friday 10 January 2014

Christmas has gone, and so, perhaps, has the 'Pictish reindeer problem'.


Working with Glass & Stone

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Short film features department archaeologists collaborating in preservation of York Minster


BBC Scotland's Pilgrim's Trail

Saturday 14 December 2013

The department's Martin Carver features on upcoming episodes of Pilgrim's Trail


Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year

Monday 9 December 2013

York-affiliated nominations for 2014 research award


Work by PhD student leads to heritage re-evaluation

Monday 9 December 2013

Archaeological research by Dav Smith results in new Grade I listing at Barton-le-Street, Ryedale, North Yorkshire


NERC scholarships

Tuesday 26 November 2013

New funding opportunity for science-based archaeology PhD students


Alpine archaeology reveals high life through the ages

Monday 11 November 2013

An international team of archaeologists led by York uncovers human activity in the high slopes of the French Alps dating back over 8000 years


Fives years of The Post Hole

Monday 11 November 2013

The release of issue 32 comes with a new editorial team and even more excitement for the journal


Research Fellow appointed to Centre for Digital Heritage

Friday 18 October 2013

Archaeologist Gareth Beale will join York in November


£19m awarded to White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities

Friday 18 October 2013

Archaeology's Julian Richards named as founding director


BABAO 2013

Thursday 10 October 2013

The 15th annual British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology conference was held from the 13th to the 15th September at York


Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire

Thursday 10 October 2013

Public lecture by Prof Jo Fletcher on Monday 28 October, 5 pm in King's Manor 133


The Romans are Coming

Thursday 3 October 2013

Earl of Wessex tours exhibition with the department's Jo Fletcher


New PhD post advertised

Thursday 3 October 2013

Applications open for doctoral research on the public perception of the Mesolithic


Archaeology at the Viking Congress 2013

Saturday 21 September 2013

This year's Congress saw a range of research from department members...


Large Grant for Departmental Researchers

Saturday 21 September 2013

New funding comes to York for research on human-chicken interactions...


Kudos for Archaeology at York

Thursday 5 September 2013

Staff recognised for excellence


Writing a Dissertation: The Essential Guide

Thursday 5 September 2013

New book on writing dissertations published by York alumna


New Archaeology Lecturers at York

Tuesday 27 August 2013

We look forward to seeing two new lecturers join our team over the next year.


Hunter-gatherers’ taste for spice

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Our early ancestors had a taste for spicy food, says new research led by the Department of Archaeology's Hayley Saul


National Student Survey

Thursday 15 August 2013

Another year of satifised students!


New fellowship opportunity in the Centre for Digital Heritage at York

Wednesday 14 August 2013

A three-year research fellowship position at the Centre for Digital Heritage is now being advertised


The Post Hole Year in Review

Tuesday 23 July 2013

It's been a successful year for the Post Hole, as reviewed here by the outgoing editorial team


New fellowship opportunity in Archaeology at York

Tuesday 23 July 2013

A two-year postdoctoral position on the EUROTAST project is now being advertised


First Annual Student Archaeology Conference

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Undergraduates from around the UK joined us in June for a pioneering event


Internet Archaeology publishes groundbreaking research on earliest lunar calendar

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Discovery of what appears to be the world's oldest lunar "calendar" features in new issue


Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards

Saturday 22 June 2013

The ADS receives high commendations at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards


Funding for three PhD Students

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Applications are invited for three AHRC CDA studentships commencing October 2013 on ‘Within the Walls’: Heritage Values and the Historic City


Guardian League Tables for Archaeology 2014

Thursday 6 June 2013

York has been ranked 6th in the UK for Archaeology in the newly-released Guardian League Tables for 2014.


GROUNDBREAKING: Presenting the past and inspiring the future

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Undergraduates in the Department of Archaeology will present their end of year post-fieldwork exhibition at King’s Manor on Wednesday 19th June at 4pm in G/60.


Star Carr on TV

Friday 24 May 2013

Star Carr will feature in a Time Team special on Thursday 30 May, 20.00, Channel 4, following filming last summer.


York Minster Revealed Project

Monday 20 May 2013

The department collaborates with stonemasons at York Minster in a major restoration project on the building’s east front


Leading the way in archaeological science

Thursday 2 May 2013

York's BioArCh students and staff lead the way at UKAS2013.


Pottery reveals Ice Age hunter-gatherers' taste for fish

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Hunter-gatherers living in glacial conditions produced pots for cooking fish, according to Nature study.


1st Annual Student Archaeology Conference

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Students at the University of York are organising the 1st Annual Student Archaeology Conference.


The past beneath our feet

Thursday 11 April 2013

Community publication of the results of excavations at the University's Heslington East campus expansion.


Archaeology on BBC Radio York

Sunday 17 March 2013

Students and staff feature on monthly BBC Radio York broadcast


Maritime Networks and Urbanism in the Early Medieval World

Sunday 17 March 2013

Various department members to speak at Danish conference


Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons

Monday 11 March 2013

A new Channel 4 programme highlights the research of the department's Lisa-Marie Shillito and Oliver Craig.


Dr Joann Fletcher's new BBC2 series

Monday 11 March 2013

The department's research fellow presents Ancient Egypt: Life & Death In The Valley Of The Kings


Issue 27 of The Post Hole, out now!

Monday 25 February 2013

Archaeology undergraduates publish another issue of The Post Hole.


Snails signal a humid Mediterranean

Sunday 3 February 2013

An international team of researchers has shown that old wives' tales that snails can tell us about the weather should not be dismissed too hastily.


Reminder: National Student Survey

Saturday 19 January 2013

The 2013 National Student Survey runs from 21 January until 30 April 2013. Please take the time to complete it at www.thestudentsurvey.com


Investigating the Home Front 1914-1918

Sunday 13 January 2013

The material remains of the First World War on the British Home Front will be investigated by researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of York, thanks to £39,500 funding from English Heritage.


Issue 26 of The Post Hole, out now!

Sunday 13 January 2013

Undergraduates at the University of York have released another issue of The Post Hole.


Departmental Team contribute to one of the top ten Archaeology Discoveries of 2012

Friday 14 December 2012

...the revelation that Neanderthals selectively picked and ate medicinal plants


Archaeology Data Service wins DPC Decennial Award

Wednesday 5 December 2012

ADS has been awarded the Digital Preservation Coalition's (DCP) most prestigious prize – the Decennial Prize - to mark the 10th anniversary of the DPC.


New Issue of The Post Hole: #25

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone else with an interest in archaeology are encouraged to publish with The Post Hole


'Trust' provides answer to handaxe enigma

Friday 23 November 2012

Trust rather than lust is at the heart of the attention to detail and finely made form of handaxes from around 1.7 million years ago, according to Penny Spikins.


Florence Laino wins Castle Museum curatorial opportunity

Thursday 22 November 2012

York undergrad wins competition via her class blog


Colonialism and horticulture in the eighteenth and nineteenth century

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Deadline for applications for a fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award is fast approaching: 23rd November 2012.


CHAT at the King's Manor

Saturday 3 November 2012

Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory, 16-18 November 2012


National Student Survey

Monday 29 October 2012

...York further strengthens its position


Colonialism and horticulture in the eighteenth and nineteenth century

Monday 22 October 2012

Deadline for applications for a fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award is fast approaching: 23rd November 2012.


New website for The Post Hole

Friday 19 October 2012

A new website for the undergraduate-run journal The Post Hole goes live


Bidford-on-Avon Grant

Friday 19 October 2012

Tania Dickinson and colleagues awarded grant to publish Bidford-on-Avon excavations


Martin Carver on BBC Radio 3

Friday 19 October 2012

Anglo-Saxon Portraits airs this week on BBC Radio 3 featuring Martin Carver


No Dinosaurs for BioArCh

Saturday 13 October 2012

DNA degradation rate in bone finally measured


Collagen damage on a molecular scale

Saturday 13 October 2012

Mathematician watches bone collagen degrade, amino acid at a time.


Building a new Jacobean Theatre

Sunday 7 October 2012

Ollie Jones has been gathering evidence to build a new Jacobean theatre on London’s Bankside.


Two technician posts in BioArCh

Monday 1 October 2012

BioArCh is advertising two technical posts


Harewood fieldschool in the news

Sunday 30 September 2012

The continuing legacy of the department's fieldschool excavations at Harewood House has been highlighted in The Press


Masks of Modernities

Tuesday 25 September 2012

A new exhibition of work at the King's Manor Gallery is a series of explorations into modern architecture.


York student leading Protect our Place project

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Sarah Spurrier, current MA in Cultural Heritage Management student, appointed to lead English Heritage-sponsored initiative


THE Awards 2012 Shortlist

Wednesday 19 September 2012

York's Heritage and Homelessness Project shortlisted for the THE Awards


Society of Antiquaries of London Memorial Event

Sunday 9 September 2012

Friday 14 Sept memorial in honour of the late prehistorian John D Evans


Food and Environment Research Agency Collaboration

Friday 31 August 2012

Archaeologists in the department are working with scientists at the the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) to analyse gelatine proteins.


Internet Archaeology publishes "Visualising the Guild Chapel"

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Internet Archaeology is very pleased to announce the publication of "Visualising the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon: Digital Models as Research Tools in Buildings Archaeology" by Kate Giles, Anthony Masinton and Geoff Arnott in Issue 32.


3 fully-funded PhD studentships available!

Monday 6 August 2012

3 new studentships available for October 2012 start.


British Archaeological Award for ADS

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Archaeology Data Service wins British Archaeological Award (BAA) for Best Archaeological Innovation 2012


Intern Opportunity

Monday 23 July 2012

Historyworks is looking for keen heritage interns needed for an exciting new multi-media project.


Archaeology Summer Festival

Wednesday 23 May 2012

A Programme of events - archaeological and otherwise - by way of celebrating the end of another academic year.


INTACH Centre for Conservation Training and Capacity Building

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Major achievement of the Memorandum of Understanding between York University and INTACH.


Archaeology appoints a new Director of Conservation Studies

Monday 23 April 2012

Dr Gill Chitty joins the Department


Archaeology announces a new partnership with the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Monday 23 April 2012

A new phase in the University’s commitment to conservation teaching and research


Mummifying Alan wins Royal Television Society award and is nominated for BAFTA

Wednesday 21 March 2012

The Royal Television Society announces that 'Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret' nominated in Science & Natural History category. Update... we won!


Brains: The Mind as Matter - Wellcome Collection

Monday 12 March 2012

The Wellcome Collection's newest exhibition opens 29 March


York 800 Scholarships to support Overseas Students

Monday 5 March 2012

£9,600 scholarships to support Overseas Students undertaking their Undergraduate degrees at York.


New issue of The Post Hole

Tuesday 28 February 2012

INew issue of The Post Hole out now


Queens Anniversary Prize

Saturday 25 February 2012

Pioneering archaeology wins Royal award for University of York


Metal Friday with TYR

Friday 17 February 2012

What do you get when the Research Forum, the Viking Studies Research Group and the York Heritage Seminars (YOHRS) combine for a seminar...?


PhD Positions

Wednesday 15 February 2012

The Department has a number of PhD fellowships


Arcifact - Unearthing York's Homeless Heritage

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Public Exhibition from the Bootham Park Hospital excavation Team


New issue of The Post Hole

Thursday 2 February 2012

It’s a brand new year so it’s time for a brand new issue of The Post Hole.


Archaeology Study Awards

Thursday 2 February 2012

£200 small grants to help with activities related to their studies.


Settlement and Lordship in Viking and Early Medieval Scandinavia

Wednesday 1 February 2012

New book co-edited by Søren Sindbæk and Bjørn Poulsen.


Tomb Readers

Tuesday 31 January 2012

The title says it all.


New faces in the Department

Monday 30 January 2012

Postdocs on the DISPERSE project


Navin awarded the ‘Glory of India Award’

Thursday 26 January 2012

...for the ‘meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role’ in the field of Archaeology and Conservation.


New apprenticeship offers hands-on conservation experience

Wednesday 18 January 2012

New apprenticeship scheme for three young people aged 16 to 19.


Two new lecturers

Thursday 12 January 2012

A warm welcome to Michelle Mundee and Sara Perry who join us from the start of this term.


€1.5M boost for Star Carr Research

Monday 9 January 2012

€1.5 million grant to explore the adaptation of hunter-gatherers to climatic and environmental change between 10,000 and 8,000 BC


Working in Archaeology exhibition: Pierre Buch

Thursday 5 January 2012

Free public exhibition Working in Archaeology 9 January - 6 March at the King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York weekdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm


Two in the year's 10 biggest stories

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Two papers appear in the top 10 biggest science stories from PNAS and the Guardian


Star Carr scheduled

Monday 19 December 2011

Star Carr being made a scheduled monument for its rarity and archaeological importance.


Silver Economies, Monetisation and Society in Scandinavia AD 800-1100

Wednesday 14 December 2011

New research charts the use of silver among Viking-age Scandinavians.


Unleashing palaeoproteomics

Saturday 10 December 2011

First ancient proteome reported


€4.3M International Project to study the Transatlantic Slave Trade launched

Thursday 1 December 2011

New European-funded research network that will bring together an unprecedented range of young researchers to examine the history of the transatlantic slave trade


Two PhD positions available

Thursday 1 December 2011

An EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network exploring the transatlantic slave trade


Department wins Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Thursday 24 November 2011

5th university award in 15 years


Scientists resolve mystery surrounding a tale of shaggy dogs

Wednesday 23 November 2011

BioArCh uses state of the art mass-spectrometry to resolve debate over so called 'dog hair' blankets


Johnny Rotten's graffiti

Monday 21 November 2011

... the new heritage?


MoUs with CEPT and INTACH

Friday 11 November 2011

Memorandums of Understanding signed


PNAS: Palaeolithic horses finally spotted

Monday 7 November 2011

Eighteen were bay, seven were black..., but six had spots.


Penny Spikins in New Scientist

Sunday 6 November 2011

Mental problems gave early humans an edge


Issue 18 of The Post Hole out now

Friday 4 November 2011

Everything you could possibly want!


Senior Lectureship Position Available

Thursday 3 November 2011

Director of the Centre for Conservation Studies £45,336 - £52,556 a year


Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Wednesday 26 October 2011

New volume edited by Paul Lane and Kevin MacDonald lays the basis for genuine, cross-disciplinary research on and engagement with the multiple layers of meaning and legacies of slavery in Africa


PNAS: Culinary clues from earliest Baltic pottery

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Farming made no immediate impression on Baltic hunter-gatherer-potters, who still used their pots to cook fish


A new look at mummification

Monday 24 October 2011

York team turns ideas of mummification inside out


Excavating the recent past: a homeless place

Thursday 20 October 2011

...modern dig cements the past


York research centre investigates the origins of humans

Monday 17 October 2011

A new research centre encompassing experts ranging from historians to biomolecular chemists has been established by the University of York and the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) to investigate human origins.


Battlefield hunter strikes again

Friday 14 October 2011

...from our Swedish correspondent


Is it ready yet?

Sunday 2 October 2011

Is the internal web site ready?


Archaeological Practice in Great Britain

Wednesday 21 September 2011

a ‘user guide’ to practicing archaeology and working in the cultural heritage sector


ENTREPOT: Maritime Network Urbanism in Global Medieval Archaeology

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Major new Arhus -York collaborative project to develop a leading European research alliance in global medieval archaeology.


The Troublesome Raigne tested in Shakespeare's school'

Sunday 18 September 2011

The Troublesome Raigne tested in a Tudor building


York Archaeology ranked first in undergraduate teaching survey (again)

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Following our No 1 position in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Archaeology at York ranked first in three categories and first overall (again) in the 2011 National Students Survey


Nature: Research progresses at a snails pace

Thursday 4 August 2011

but builds new Quaternary Chronology for Britian


Half time Computer Technician

Wednesday 3 August 2011

12 month vacancy for a half-time computing and AV support technician


John Walker

Monday 18 July 2011

New Honorary Visiting Professor


Honorary degree conferred on Dominic Powlesland

Friday 15 July 2011

The department honours one of the UK’s leading landscape archaeologists and a pioneer of computing applications in archaeology.


NEW! BA (Hons) Heritage Studies

Friday 1 July 2011

A new degree programme which asks:


Awards for Staff

Friday 1 July 2011

Awards for staff at the University


Palaeo

Monday 20 June 2011

New website launched


Four funded PhD studentships

Friday 3 June 2011

two for UK and two for non-UK students


4000 year old cremation uncovered on campus

Thursday 2 June 2011

More news from the field...


Two new PDRA positions

Tuesday 24 May 2011

To work with the ERC DISPERSE Project


NSF-AHRC funding given for excavations on the Swahili coast

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Large-scale funding was awarded this week by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for an excavation project at Songo Mnara on the southern coast of Tanzania.


News from the Field

Friday 6 May 2011

...update from our intrepid undergraduates at Boltby Scar and Harewood House, and the launch of the Heslington East Community Archaeology project's website


Two Lectureships in Archaeology

Thursday 28 April 2011

to build upon existing strengths in early prehistory, bioarchaeology, and cultural heritage management


West Runton Elephant helps unlock the past

Wednesday 30 March 2011

Researchers from the University of York and Manchester have successfully extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000 year old mammoth, paving the way for the identification of ancient fossils.


2,500 year old brain from the Heslington excavations examined by a team of scientists

Monday 28 March 2011

Iron Age ritual killing reveals remarkable preservation of brain


Great Excavations: Shaping the Archaeological Profession

Monday 28 March 2011

What was it like to participate in the great excavations in British Archaeology?


Post Hole

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Issue 16 out now!


Cleopatra the Great: The Woman Behind the Legend

Saturday 12 February 2011

Jo's 'superior study' of Cleopatra garners rave reviews


From Presentation to Prize to Antiquity gallery in less than three months....

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Ashley's prize winning talk in November is now an Antiquity gallery item.


£500k awarded for excavations on the Swahili coast

Sunday 6 February 2011

NSF-AHRC funding given for excavations at Songo Mnara, a World Heritage Site in Tanzania


John Schofield features in Bild der Wissenschaft

Wednesday 2 February 2011

What does IKEA's Billy shelf and a Roman coin have in common?


Was that bone boiled?

Monday 31 January 2011

Hannah studies the mystery of the 'Lost Cannibals of Europe'


Nicky is the Key at Jorvik conference

Friday 28 January 2011

Nicky Milner delivers the keynote at the York Archaeological Trust's conference


Malin finds African remains in Roman cemetery

Thursday 27 January 2011

Intriguing find in Stratford-upon-Avon


New Book: Interpreting the Early Modern World

Monday 24 January 2011

Transatlantic Perspectives


ATLAS Report Published

Thursday 20 January 2011

How useful is practical fieldwork?


Authors required

Wednesday 12 January 2011

The Post Hole is looking for authors


Remarkable rock art discovery at 2200m in the French Alps

Sunday 2 January 2011

New prehistoric painting in the Alps found by a team of French and British Researchers


Archaeologists help solve glass puzzle

Thursday 23 December 2010

How do you make optically pure flexible glass? Ask an archaeologist!


ERC Award: DISPERSE

Monday 20 December 2010

€2.55 million to study Dynamic Landscapes, Coastal Environments and Human Dispersals


New Book: Local Heritage Global Context: Cultural Perspectives on Sense of Place

Saturday 18 December 2010

How significant are local concerns about place, character and identity within broader national and international perspectives?


New Book Table Settings: The Material Culture and Social Context of Dining, AD 1700-1900

Thursday 2 December 2010

How the fork changed everything...


Fieldwalkers brave the snow!

Friday 26 November 2010

Our brilliant first-years put in a first-class effort fieldwalking in the Vale of Pickering


AHRC Collaborative Award showcased

Friday 5 November 2010

Students at House of Lords


Post Hole

Monday 25 October 2010

Issue 13 out now!


The Real Vikings...

Monday 11 October 2010

...can be viewed for 28 days only.


Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna

Saturday 9 October 2010

A new volume exploring man's role of the rise and fall of the British Fauna


Archaeology can change your life

Friday 8 October 2010

Find out more in the latest issue of the popular magazine British Archaeology


Neanderthals had feelings too!

Tuesday 5 October 2010

The archaeological evidence for compassion


New UniBus service

Tuesday 5 October 2010

New UniBus updates the 44 service...plus free transport around campus


Christianity, Culture and Computer Visualization

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Department researchers bring the archaeology of parish churches to life at a touch


Poster Prize Double Whammy for ZooMS

Monday 20 September 2010

ZooMS wins poster prizes at two international conferences - features in Science


York Archaeology ranked first in undergraduate teaching survey (again)

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Following our No 1 position in 2008 and 2009, Archaeology at York ranked first in three categories and first overall (again) in the 2010 National Students Survey


Stone Age remains are Britain's earliest house

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Stone Age remains at a site in North Yorkshire reveal evidence of Britain's earliest surviving 'house'.


Another dissertation prize

Tuesday 27 July 2010

your editor cannot keep up with the number of dissertation prizes awarded to our students...


2010 British Archaeological Awards: Best Archaeological Project

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Award for the Tarbat Discovery Programme


Association for Industrial Archaeology's Postgraduate Dissertation Award

Thursday 15 July 2010

... another dissertation prize for York graduate


Stephanie Wynne-Jones

Monday 5 July 2010

New lecturer in East African archaeology


Schoolchildren step into the past at Heslington East

Monday 5 July 2010

Local schoolchildren are getting their hands dirty in the cause of archaeological research as they take part in a dig on the site of the University of York’s campus expansion at Heslington East.


Supervisor of the Year

Thursday 1 July 2010

Which of the seven staff nominated from Archaeology was named...


Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

Thursday 1 July 2010

A future in the past


Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology dissertation prize

Friday 25 June 2010

3rd winner in seven years


Departmental Field School

Sunday 20 June 2010

What have they dug up?


Post Hole

Monday 14 June 2010

Issue 12 out now!


Design vs. Dogma: Reflections on Field Archaeology

Monday 7 June 2010

Martin's Rhind Lectures are now on-line.


From Fox Hunting to Climate Change

Monday 7 June 2010

Fox hunting is good for the environment?


AHRC CDA Studentship available

Friday 30 April 2010

1. Transforming the Landscape: Gawthorpe, Harewood and the creation of the Modern Landscape, 1500-1750


New Building Student Study Centre, Heslington

Thursday 29 April 2010

New study spaces


Mesolithic Interventions

Monday 19 April 2010

the "Mesolithic" has inspired artists to create a new installation at York Art Gallery’s studio.


Dr James Symonds

Sunday 11 April 2010

Dr James Symonds joins York as a fellow in Historical Archaeology


Oxford Literary Festival

Wednesday 7 April 2010

York Archaeology at the Oxford Literary Festival


Agreement of cooperation with ICCROM, Rome

Thursday 25 March 2010

New collaboration with ICCROM Rome


SPLASHCOS meeting

Tuesday 16 March 2010

70 participants at York to discuss underwater exploration


Positions in the Department

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Positions in the Department of Archaeology (Closed)


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Archaeological Chemistry

Sunday 14 March 2010

2 year postdoctoral post


Faunal remains workshop

Sunday 7 March 2010

Transatlantic Archaeological Gateway project


Progression beyond the classroom

Saturday 6 March 2010

HEA Teaching Development Grant


Problem logging into JSTOR...

Monday 1 March 2010

Problem logging into JSTOR via Shibboleth


Post Hole

Sunday 28 February 2010

Issue 10 out now!


The New Website

Thursday 25 February 2010

400 pairs of eyes


British Academy success

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Triple British Academy success


Heritage & Homelessness on Inside Out West

Monday 22 February 2010

John's recent archaeological dig of the recent past


200th Internet Archaeology publication released

Thursday 18 February 2010

celebration for on-line journal


Heritage Lottery Success

Thursday 18 February 2010

Outreach for local schools


A History of the World in a Hundred Objects

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Ten objects to represent York & North Yorkshire


YAT Fellowship in Historical Archaeology

Monday 15 February 2010

Applications are invited for a full-time fellowship in Historical Archaeology


Staff on the Radio

Monday 15 February 2010

York Professors encamped in radio studios


Conservation Philosophies: Global or Local?

Monday 1 February 2010

A three day Conference in June jointly organised by Conservation Studies, Archaeology and ICOMOS-UK


New Director of Cultural Heritage Management

Sunday 31 January 2010

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr John Schofield to the position of Director of Cultural Heritage Management


NERC YAT PhD studentship

Saturday 30 January 2010

Studentship to study Star Carr


ADS double-whammy AHRC grant success

Thursday 28 January 2010

A double whammy for the ADS


Postgraduate funding opportunities

Sunday 10 January 2010

Funding for PhD studentships, preparation masters & research masters awards


Uncovering the secrets of Stonehenge

Wednesday 6 January 2010

A new research project that promises to significantly improve our understanding of Stonehenge is going ahead after receiving an £800,000 grant.


Student survey endorses teaching at York again

Thursday 10 September 2009

York First Again in NSS


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