Posted on 9 December 2014
Every year Discover Magazine lists its Top 100 science discoveries. This year seven of these are archaeological discoveries, and of these, four involved staff from the department. More than any other archaeology department, indeed more discoveries than most Universities combined!
Two discoveries in 2014 settled a contentious debate in archaeology.
Prof. Matthew Collins was part of the team analysing the quality of DNA from the skeleton in Montana
An analysis of funerary wrappings pushes back the beginnings of mummification.
Burial complex may have belonged to Alexander the Great's wife or son.
The stones are just one small part of a massive network of Neolithic sites.
Microscopic remnants point to the consumption of pork, mutton and wheat.
Prof. Matthew Collins, Dawn Hadley, Sophy Charlton, , Sarah Fiddyment and Jessica Hendy were part of the team. Scientists unlock a ‘microbial Pompeii’ Tooth plaque provides unique insights into our prehistoric ancestors’ diet
The world's earliest known decimal multiplication table is over 2,300 years old.
A Trelleborg style Viking fortress is discovered in rural Denmark.
Søren Sindbæk and Helen Goodchild. Soren is now based at Aarhus University
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