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News archive 2017

Analysis of ochre artefacts from Flixton

Friday 22 December 2017

York archaeologists shed light on the use of ochre by hunter-gatherers


York conservation archaeologists visit New Delhi

Friday 15 December 2017

Gill Chitty and Louise Cooke were part of the judging panel for INTACH


MA students work with York Archaeological Trust

Wednesday 13 December 2017

The postgraduates created documentary films on their experimental research


AARD (African Archaeology Research Day)

Tuesday 12 December 2017

The 15th African Archaeology Research Day was held at the Department on Saturday 25th November 2017


A large handaxe from Wadi Dabsa

Monday 11 December 2017

York archaeologists involved in the discovery of a Palaeolithic tool


York archaeologist makes trip to South Korea

Monday 11 December 2017

Don Henson spoke about the principles of public archaeology


Masters student awarded John Evans prize

Friday 8 December 2017

Eleanor Green won the 2017 award for her dissertation


Research Associate awarded numismatic medal

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Former PhD student Tony Abramson received the award from the British Numismatic Society


York students awarded dissertation prizes

Thursday 30 November 2017

Four students picked up awards for their exceptional work


York professor recognised for outstanding contribution

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Geoff Bailey has been elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities


Recent graduate Catherine Thomas wins national dissertation prize

Monday 27 November 2017

Catherine Thomas awarded Society for Medieval Archaeology's John Hurst Prize


York's Jonny Farley and Izzy Wisher Visit Archaeology Club Bootham School

Saturday 25 November 2017

Masters students presented on Human Evolution and analysis of the pottery and structures of Moche Valley in Peru


York researchers win York Culture Award 2017

Friday 24 November 2017

VikingVR wins Excellence in Media Arts category


York PhDs receive prestigious Abdul Rahman Al-Ansari Archaeological Awards

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Dr Abdullah Al Zahrani and Khalid Al Asmari named leading young Saudi archaeologists


Marine plastics: An Archaeologist Wades In

Friday 17 November 2017

John Schofield participates in a Galapagos Day event at the Royal Geographical Society in London


York PhD Student Harald Fredheim Publishes in the International Journal of Heritage Studies

Friday 17 November 2017

Article questions using volunteers as a means to democratise heritage practice in the UK


Scientists from York's BioArCh reveal the biomolecular history of the York Gospel

Monday 13 November 2017

New publication on the biological information contained in the parchment of holy books


York Archaeology Welcomes Urban Conservation Delegation from India

Monday 13 November 2017

Professor Sathya Varanashi will be speaking about urban heritage conservation initiatives in Uttar Pradesh and reflecting on these from his wealth of professional experience across the sub-continent.


New Publication: John Schofield Releases Volume of World Archaeology on Counter Archaeologies

Monday 13 November 2017

Introduction article covers Schofield's take on punk archaeology


Pretty Dirty Archaeology Exhibition Launches

Friday 3 November 2017

Dr Carol Lang and Dr Robyn Inglis launch new exhibition on the art of micromorphology in the Common Room at King's Manor


Beginning new research into everyday life in a Medieval village

Wednesday 1 November 2017

York researchers visit Historic England to sample Wharram Percy


New publication examining major African archaeological sequence

Tuesday 31 October 2017

York researcher publishes new paper on the stratigraphy of the Haua Fteah, Libya


Introducing the world’s first English-language archaeology TV shows

Friday 27 October 2017

Sara Perry researches the link between archaeology and the origins of TV programming


Jessica Bates awarded dissertation prize

Friday 27 October 2017

York graduate achieves runner-up award


Exhibit: Feast around the cooking pot with builders of Stonehenge

Monday 23 October 2017

Elaborate cooking pots used by the builders of Stonehenge in special feasts and ceremonies, are just some of the items on display at a new English Heritage exhibition revealing the diet of the prehistoric community that built the ancient monument 4,500 years ago.


Separating the curds from the whey: Why did we start making cheese?

Friday 20 October 2017

York's Penny Bickle on how to make Neolithic cheese


War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict

Monday 16 October 2017

Head of Department of Archaeology publishes chapter in new volume


Francesca Dolcetti researches the impact of 3D modelling

Friday 13 October 2017

York PhD researcher Francesca Dolcetti studies interactive digital visualisations and audience perception


NEW BOOK: Steve Ashby and Aleks McClain publish new research at Torpel Manor

Tuesday 10 October 2017

"Torpel Manor: The Biography of a Landscape" covers archaeological investigations of the Saxon, Viking, and medieval periods.


Dr. David Orton wins prestigious grant from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust to research the spread of rats in medieval northern Europe

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Zooarchaeological research traces the black rat to help understand the establishment of towns and trade in the medieval period.


Major AHRC-GCRF grant success for Department of Archaeology

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Stephanie Wynne-Jones is part of an interdisciplinary team researching coastal lifeways and cultural heritage in eastern Africa


Autism spectrum conditions affect preferences in valued personal possessions

Tuesday 3 October 2017

York researchers provide evidence for "complementary mentalities"


Conference Report: Jon Finch Attends ENCOUNTER Network Conference in Denmark

Saturday 30 September 2017

International Conference on European Country House and Estate Research with focus on landscapes, families, sustainability and heritage challenges across the region


Conference report: The 26th Annual Meeting of the German Mesolithic Workgroup

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Annabell Zander organised and hosted the conference in Wuppertal, Germany


York's Malin Holst Contributes to Touring Wellcome Collection Exhibition

Thursday 14 September 2017

Skeletons: London’s Buried Bones Shows at Leeds City Museum


Investigations at Elizabeth Castle, Jersey

Thursday 7 September 2017

York staff carry out archaeological recording of the 16th century castle


"Lost city" used 500 years of soil erosion to benefit crop farming

Tuesday 22 August 2017

York researchers show that soil erosion benefited farming practices for around 500 years at Engaruka, Tanzania


York archaeologists attend 18th Viking Congress

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Prof. Julian Richards and Steve Ashby travelled to Denmark to present recent work


York PhD student completes prestigious overseas research fellowship

Monday 14 August 2017

Aimée Keithan receives 2016-17 Washington Fellowship


Archaeology: still the best degree

Monday 14 August 2017

John Schofield re-explores the prospects of archaeology as an academic degree in Current Archaeology


Borgring: the discovery of a Danish Viking Age ring fortress

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) of the Danish countryside has helped identify an enormous late Viking Age fortification of near perfect circular form


New method of analysing ancient shells

Thursday 3 August 2017

Former York PhD postgraduate develops a new technique for reducing inaccuracies in shell analysis


Archaeologists find key to tracking ancient wheat in frozen Bronze Age box

Wednesday 26 July 2017

A chance discovery could help in the understanding of the spread and exploitation of cereal grains


York Lecturer Uncovers Earliest Domestic Structures Excavated on Zanzibar

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Stephanie Wynne-Jones and her team find houses dating to the 7th - 8th century CE


York researchers review potential for alternative sources of ancient DNA

Monday 24 July 2017

Eleanor Green and Camilla Speller call for a wider range of biological substrates


Major Review of Mediterranean Sea Level Change and Coastal Occupation Published

Friday 21 July 2017

York archaeologists contribute to study of sea level changes


Chloe Watson shortlisted in World Illustrator Awards

Tuesday 18 July 2017

The Star Carr project illustrator has been nominated for the prestigious award


Head of Department calls for greater recognition and protection of small, independent music venues

Friday 14 July 2017

Professor John Schofield says we risk leaving the UK worse off culturally, socially and economically


York research project awarded NERC Isotope Facility Grant

Friday 14 July 2017

The grant will enable archaeological dating of a Paleolithic archaeological site in Saudi Arabia


New publication links hunter-gatherer pottery to the use of marine resources

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Collaborative BioArCh research reveals distinctive use of early Korean pottery


Story of Things

Thursday 22 June 2017

A series of podcasts discussing our relationships with objects


York research student wins PGWT of the Year award

Monday 19 June 2017

Annabell Zander highly commended at The Excellence Awards


The Stories Behind Our Favourite Things

Friday 9 June 2017

A talk on the subject of the emotional significance of certain precious things in our lives


Geophysical Survey at King's Manor

Wednesday 7 June 2017

A team of archaeologists hope to discover the lost Roman Amphitheatre


Digital Creativity in Archaeology

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Issue 44 of Internet Archaeology is now live


York lecturer publishes new book

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Penny Bickle has co-edited and contributed to "The Neolithic of Europe"


York archaeologist awarded prestigious fellowship

Friday 2 June 2017

A University of York archaeologist has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship


The origins of turkey domestication

Friday 2 June 2017

York researchers to study turkey development in Mexico


York PhD student wins prestigious award

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Paul Edward Montgomery recognised for his heritage work


New Book: The Interactive Past: Archaeology, Heritage, and Video Games

Saturday 27 May 2017

York's Tara Copplestone, Andrew Reinhard and Colleen Morgan publish chapters in exciting new volume


Melodies of God: The significance of the soundscape in conserving the Great Zimbabwe landscape

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Ashton Sinamai's new paper examines holistic approaches for the conservation of sacred landscapes


The Greedy Queen—Eating with Victoria

Wednesday 24 May 2017

York Masters alumni Annie Gray's new book looks at Queen Victoria’s life through her food


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