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News archive 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

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