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News archive 2015

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


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.