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News archive 2018

Moving Landscapes in the transatlantic world, 1670-1830

Thursday 20 December 2018

York senior lecturer Jon Finch travelled to California to speak about his work


Revising the history of world’s most important food crop

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Researchers have traced the genetic lineage of the maize plant and discovered it was most likely brought to South America from Mexico more than 6,500 years ago.


The heritage of country music

Wednesday 19 December 2018

The relationship between country and British folk music is explored by York researchers


New techniques available for the identification of food preferences

Monday 17 December 2018

York researchers edit a special issue of Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports


Job Opportunity—Lecturer in Palaeoproteomics

Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Department of Archaeology seeks a full-time lecturer in ancient proteins


In Search of the Viking Great Army: beyond the winter camps

Wednesday 14 November 2018

York professors publish a new paper discussing Viking finds distribution


BioArCh visits Malton School

Monday 12 November 2018

Alice Toso held a workshop for year 5 and 6 students


Fern plant infusion keeps the doctor away in Medieval Europe

Monday 5 November 2018

The remains of a medieval skeleton has shown the first physical evidence that a fern plant could have been used for medicinal purposes in cases such as alopecia, dandruff and kidney stones.


York Master's Students Attend CAA-UK 2018

Thursday 1 November 2018

Students Travelled up to Edinburgh for the Computer Applications in Archaeology UK Conference


Katherine Bradshaw Wins Bursary to Excavate at Vindolanda

Friday 26 October 2018

Third-year undergraduate digs into the Roman past at Hadrian's Wall


Department of Archaeology receives Bronze Athena SWAN award

Thursday 25 October 2018

The award recognises advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all


John Schofield's Work on Galapagos Published in British Archaeology

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Article "On the Beach: What Archaeology Can Do for the Planet" Addresses Marine Plastic Pollution in the Archipelago


New book from York staff

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Steve Ashby and Alison Leonard publish a new book telling stories about the Vikings through objects


Neanderthal healthcare practices crucial to survival

Thursday 4 October 2018

New research has suggested that Neanderthals embraced healthcare practices, such as assisting in cases of serious injury and the challenges of childbirth.


Residues on prehistoric pottery reveal secrets of early cheese making

Thursday 4 October 2018

Analysis of food proteins preserved in 8,000 year-old bowls and jars has revealed early cheese making at the prehistoric site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey.


James Roswell Wins Place on Ancient Rome Summer School

Monday 1 October 2018

York Undergraduate Attends Highly Prestigious Training Hosted by British School at Rome


Times Good University Guide 2019

Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Department of Archaeology has placed 10th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.


York archaeologist opens new-look Bolton museum

Friday 21 September 2018

University of York archaeologist, Professor Joann Fletcher, will open a new exhibition of Egyptian artefacts at the newly refurbished Bolton museum.


New Publication on the Evolutionary Significance of Neanderthal Healthcare

Thursday 20 September 2018

Research reveals that care for their fellows may have been essential to Neanderthal occupation of Eurasia


On the Hunt for the DNA of the Mexican Hairless Dog

Tuesday 18 September 2018

New publication! York's Aurélie Manin is looking for archaeological evidence of the Xoloitzcuintle, a breed characterised by a sparse hair coat and a severe lack of teeth


Welcome to Professor Dawn Hadley!

Thursday 13 September 2018

Professor Hadley joins the Department of Archaeology as a Professor of Medieval Archaeology


Archaeological conservation project at Epiacum

Wednesday 5 September 2018

York's Al Oswald and students from the department


Coastal strip in Brazil sheds new light on early farming

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Humans may have been cultivating plants on a narrow coastal strip in Brazil as far back as 4,800 years ago, according to a new study.


Solidarity with National Museum, Brazil

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Solidarity with National Museum, Brazil


Join York's Archaeologists at the Big Feast, Stonehenge this weekend

Thursday 30 August 2018

York academics head to Stonehenge to celebrate prehistoric food


York at the European Association of Archaeologists 2018

Thursday 23 August 2018

Research from 49 York staff and students features in 43 sessions about digital, bioarchaeology, public archaeology, and more!


Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

Thursday 16 August 2018

The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, forensic tests on a well-known prehistoric mummy have revealed.


York Lecturer Dr Penny Bickle publishes new book: Neolithic Bodies

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Volume covers research on human remains from the Near East and Europe


Why are heritage interpreters voiceless at the trowel’s edge?

Monday 6 August 2018

York’s Dr Sara Perry publishes article on integrating the heritage interpretation skillset & toolkit into archaeologists’ most basic workflows


Scientists discover why elusive aye-aye developed such unusual features

Thursday 2 August 2018

It is one of the most unusual primates on the planet – famed for its large eyes, big ears and thin, bony finger used for probing.


York archaeologist supervises school archaeological project

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Tim Sutherland organised the Year 7 project at the Steiner School


Molecular fingerprinting of soil from north-west Spain

Wednesday 1 August 2018

York researcher publishes a paper outlining the reliability of soil organic matter dates


New insights into ancient diets unlocked through british teeth

Wednesday 18 July 2018

British smiles have sometimes had a less-than-flattering international image, but a new study has put tartar from our infamously bad teeth to good use


Welcome to Dr Nathan Wales, our new Lecturer in Archaeological Science

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Nathan's research spans plant genetics, archaeobotany and palaeogenomics


The origins of pottery linked with intensified fishing in the post-glacial period

Tuesday 17 July 2018

A study into some of the earliest known pottery remains has suggested that the rise of ceramic production was closely linked with intensified fishing at the end of the last Ice Age.


Ancient bones reveal two lost whale species from the Mediterranean Sea

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Bones discovered at Roman archaeological also sheds new light on ancient historical source.


Pine traces at Star Carr: Evidence from residues on stone tools

Tuesday 10 July 2018

York researchers publish new paper showing conifer resins on stone tools


Archaeologists step closer to unravelling Army life at Elizabeth Castle

Friday 6 July 2018

Archaeologists at the University of York have uncovered evidence of a late 17th Century Army barracks at Jersey's Elizabeth Castle, as well as a rare brass button from an Army officer’s uniform.


Sussex Declaration: Researchers authenticate American Independence parchment

Friday 6 July 2018

Protein analysis of the parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence housed in the West Sussex Record Office has supported the hypothesis that the document was produced in the 1780s.


Traditional medicine as cultural heritage

Monday 2 July 2018

York researchers demonstrate the contemporary relevance of traditional medicine


Archaeology Welcomes Dr Jim Leary!

Monday 2 July 2018

New Lecturer in Field Archaeology appointed to the Department


Head of Department takes the party to Madrid

Monday 2 July 2018

John Schofield gives a public lecture at the National Archaeological Museum and performs a DJ set at Tabacalera, a culture and arts venue


HRC Doctoral Fellowship Competition 2018

Friday 29 June 2018

Archaeology 3rd year PhD researcher has been awarded HRC Doctoral Fellowship.


New radiocarbon study rewrites the end of Çatalhöyük

Friday 29 June 2018

A team led by archaeologists from York, Berlin, and Buffalo, New York has published new radiocarbon dates that change the story of the end of the world-famous early farming site in Turkey


Snapshots from Grotta d’Oriente

Thursday 28 June 2018

Increased marine productivity and sea level change supported a larger investment in marine resource by Mesolithic foragers in the central Mediterranean


BioArCh researcher takes up visiting professorship

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Anitia Radini from the Department of Archaeology is to work in Rome for three months


York Lecturer attends the UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals event in Bahrain

Monday 25 June 2018

Dr Louise Cooke Presented Work on Climate Change and Heritage


Head of Department launches new book series

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Professor John Schofield's Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past will be released later this year


Research Fellowships at York

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Call for expressions of interest for applicants wishing to submit a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship in heritage conservation research


York Lecturer Penny Spikins Hosts New Podcast

Friday 15 June 2018

"The Story of Things" is a podcast series exploring the meaning of everyday objects from the past and present that help us explain the world we live in.


Archaeogaming! York PhD Student Andrew Reinhard Publishes Groundbreaking New Book

Tuesday 12 June 2018

“This is a stellar piece of work that moves beyond disciplines and worlds.” · Anna Foka, Umeå University


New work on the Igbo village arena, Nigeria

Tuesday 5 June 2018

John Kelechi Ugwuanyi publishes new research


Archaeology Wins Big at the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Awards

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Penny Bickle, Charlotte Rowley, and Annabell Zander recognised for excellent teaching


‘Story of Things’ podcast returns with football, voices, bees, and policing

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Archaeologist, Dr Penny Spikins, returns for a second series of The Story of Things podcast, where she is exploring research projects in sporting events, voice recognition, bee conservation, and how the police force are tackling issues of mental health.


Ancient tooth shows Mesolithic ancestors were fish and plant eaters

Friday 1 June 2018

Researchers make a first-time discovery for the period and region.


Head of the Department involved in project to rid Galapagos of plastic pollution

Thursday 31 May 2018

Professor John Schofield has joined other experts on the Galapagos islands to help develop a plan that will see the archipelago become a model on how to deal with plastic pollution.


In Life and Death: Archaeological Excavations at the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Paola Ponce co-authored a book with Lucy Sibun on a multi-period site in London containing the remains of 612 individuals


MEDICINE project in Edinburgh

Thursday 24 May 2018

York researchers present a paper at the 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health


On the Attribution of Palaeolithic Artworks

Thursday 24 May 2018

The Case of La Marche (Lussac-les-Châteaux, Vienne)


Down to the last detail: How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art

Tuesday 15 May 2018

The ability to focus on detail, a common trait among people with autism, allowed realism to flourish in Ice Age art, according to researchers at the University of York


Dan Boothby Awarded Student Outreach Award

Friday 11 May 2018

Develops Archaeology Club at Local School


Hermitage Archaeological Research Project Website Launched

Wednesday 9 May 2018

HARP is a multidisciplinary team led by Aimée Little investigating a Mesolithic site in Ireland


2018 IHBC Marsh Award Winners

Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Marsh Awards recognise individuals dedicated to heritage conservation, learning and development


Counter Culture: investigating Neolithic social diversity

Monday 23 April 2018

New AHRC grant for department


Jess Bates Receives White Rose/AHRC PhD Funding

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Research on Flint Microwear Patterns at Star Carr Selected for Prestigious Award


Star Carr monographs published

Monday 16 April 2018

Two volumes on the excavations are available


York PhD Student Claire Price Publishes in Historic England's RESEARCH Magazine

Friday 13 April 2018

"Enhancing Nottingham's Local List" discusses ways to protect Nottingham's heritage


York MP Rachael Maskell Visits Department of Archaeology

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Postdoc Robyn Inglis Participates in Royal Society Pairing Scheme with Maskell


The evolutionary advantage of having eyebrows

Tuesday 10 April 2018

York researchers discusses the role of eyebrows in human connection


Restoration of Elizabeth Castle hospital to begin

Monday 9 April 2018

York staff and students will work on the building as part of a new project


Team at Star Carr site discover misleading residues on lithics

Friday 6 April 2018

Using Raman microspectroscopy, a team of archaeologists and physicists at the University of York have identified some misleading traces on ancient stone tools found at Star Carr site.


Archaeology academic awarded prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Dr Harry Robson has been awarded prestigious funding from the British Academy, the voice of the humanities and social sciences.


New standards for ancient protein studies

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Professor Matthew Collins has collaborated with a group of international researchers to provide consistency to the field of palaeoproteomics.


Poisoning histories in the Italian Renaissance

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Dr Gianni Gallello, the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, has studied the poisoning cases of the Italian Renaissance Florentine humanists Pico and Poliziano.


Exhibition: The Palaeolithic Landscapes of Wadi Dabsa, Saudi Arabia

Thursday 29 March 2018

A new exhibition in King's Manor by Dr Robyn Inglis has opened, showcasing the Department's ongoing work in Palaeolithic Saudi Arabia.


The object of my affection: attachment security and material culture

Monday 19 March 2018

York archaeologists publish new research into how objects affect us emotionally


Compassion helped Neanderthals to survive, study reveals

Wednesday 14 March 2018

They have an unwarranted image as brutish and uncaring, but new research has revealed just how knowledgeable and effective Neanderthal healthcare was


QS World Rankings 2018

Thursday 1 March 2018

Archaeology has kept its position in the top 5 UK rankings.


Norse knowledge

Monday 19 February 2018

Dr Steve Ashby features on Vikings documentary


Dr Kevin Walsh awarded AHRC grant

Friday 16 February 2018

Senior lecturer awarded funding for research on pastoralism and transhumance in the Western Alps


New book review published

Friday 9 February 2018

York research student publishes in Quaternary Science Reviews


Landmark Publication from York Researchers on Archaeological Illustration in Journal of Field Archaeology

Tuesday 6 February 2018

In "Pencils and Pixels" Colleen Morgan and Holly Wright Critically Examine Digital and Analog Field Drawing


Hands-on experimental archaeology at the YEAR centre

Monday 5 February 2018

Exciting opportunities for students on the MA/MSc Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology


Dr. Daryl Stump appointed as lecturer

Friday 2 February 2018

The joint appointment between the Departments of Archaeology and Environment follows the completion of Daryl's AAREA project


New website for the Wildmore Fen project

Friday 26 January 2018

The project is led by the University of York and explores the Neolithic Landscape of Lincolnshire and beyond


Sex pistols cartoons to go on display

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Artwork sketched on the walls of the Sex Pistols’ London home has gone on display in York.


Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationships

Thursday 18 January 2018

For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico.


James Taylor Publishes on Impact of Digital Tablet Recording in the Field at Çatalhöyük

Monday 15 January 2018

Open Access Internet Archaeology article examines the role of digital recording methods and visualisation tools in archaeological fieldwork


VC Senior Appointment in Archaeology

Monday 15 January 2018

Professor Dawn Hadley will join York's Archaeology Department in September


A Prehistoric Monument Complex at Lochbrow

Thursday 4 January 2018

York fieldwork officer Helen Goodchild co-directed a project at the site


A Prehistoric Monument Complex at Lochbrow

Thursday 4 January 2018

York fieldwork officer Helen Goodchild co-directed a project at the site