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News archive 2013

New Experimental Campsite Receives its First Visitors

Tuesday 18 November 2014

The Year Group’s Postglacial Experimental Archaeology Workshop

York alumnus wins dissertation prize

Monday 27 October 2014

A former archaeology student has won the Landscape Research Group Undergraduate Dissertation Prize


Tuesday 21 October 2014

WRoCAH PhDs competition now open

More Student Satisfaction

Thursday 9 October 2014

The Department of Archaeology excels in two national student satisfaction surveys

Internet Archaeology now fully Open Access

Monday 6 October 2014

Another pioneering step for Internet Archaeology

Careers events this term

Thursday 2 October 2014

Two dates for your diaries for careers events this term

YorNight comes to the department

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Archaeology has major presence in York-based European Researchers’ Night on Friday, 26 Sept

New staff members join the department, advancing human and mammalian evolution research

Friday 19 September 2014

Four leading scholars from the Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences complement Archaeology's team

Life in the trenches

Friday 19 September 2014

Archaeology students uncover Dales story of wartime bravery

York archaeologist maps new Viking ring fortress

Monday 15 September 2014

Helen Goodchild used geophysical techniques to verify and map the extent of the newly discovered Viking ring fortress in Denmark.

New Environment Building construction works start

Friday 12 September 2014

Construction works have started on the new Environment Building, due to open in August of 2015

European accolade for Archaeology professor

Sunday 31 August 2014

Geoff Bailey elected to the Academia Europaea

Archaeology welcomes its newest staff member

Sunday 31 August 2014

Dr Penny Bickle joins the department today

Embalming study ‘rewrites’ key chapter in Egyptian history

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

Election to British Academy

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Matthew Collins elected Fellow of the British Academy

Graduation 2014

Monday 21 July 2014

Congratulations to this year's Archaeology graduates

What amino acids in shells can tell us about Bronze Age people

Monday 30 June 2014

A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people

Engaging Conservation

Monday 23 June 2014

International Conference in July

Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards

Friday 13 June 2014

Success for Archaeology's Dr Sara Perry in university-wide, student-nominated excellence awards

The Heritage Jam: Innovation in Heritage Visualisation

Sunday 1 June 2014

Join the international Heritage Jam showcase and competition, 11 July 2014 at the University of York

Our Archaeology: Our Exhibition

Sunday 25 May 2014

Undergraduates in the department welcome the public to their year-end exhibition at King’s Manor, Thursday 19th June at 16:00

PhD Studentships with White Rose Networks

Thursday 22 May 2014

Two fully-funded doctoral positions available in the Department

Vice Chancellor's Teaching Awards 2014

Tuesday 6 May 2014

The Department of Archaeology recognised for its excellence in teaching

Heritage Fieldwork at York 2014

Tuesday 6 May 2014

First-year undergrads embark on 10 week heritage fieldschool

Introducing the Heritage York Project

Sunday 27 April 2014

New student society headed by students in the department launches it first initiative: Your Place

Short Courses on Heritage and Conservation at York

Thursday 17 April 2014

New series of continuing professional development courses launched by the Department

Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

Monday 14 April 2014

Department of Archaeology researchers are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous

40 years of Viking Archaeology in York

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Recent conference celebrates life and work of Dr Richard Hall

Preserving valuable archaeological data saves time and money

Sunday 16 March 2014

ADS recognised for critical role in research efficiency

PhD studentships in East African Archaeobotany and Agent-Based Modelling

Sunday 16 March 2014

Two fully-funded doctoral positions available in the department

BioArCh is relocating to new facilities

Thursday 6 March 2014

Department gains new laboratories

Preparation for the York Tactile Mapping Project

Monday 3 March 2014

Young archaeologists visit The King's Manor

Star Carr wins Research Project of the Year

Monday 3 March 2014

Current Archaeology Awards recognise joint York-Manchester-Chester project as best of the year

Curious about York? Meet York Curiouser…

Monday 17 February 2014

Department involved in exciting exploration of the city via contemporary art interventions

York researcher records million-year-old footprints

Monday 17 February 2014

Dr Sarah Duffy applies multi-image photogrammetry to Happisburgh finds

Dissertation Success for Department's Students

Monday 10 February 2014

Three alumni awarded for their outstanding dissertations

Jukka Jokilehto

Monday 10 February 2014

All welcome to public lecture at the King's Manor on Thursday 27 Febrary, Philip Rahz lecture theatre, 5.15 pm

Engaging Conservation Conference

Monday 20 January 2014

First of its kind conference to be hosted by the department in July

Archaeology Magazine highlights departmental research

Monday 20 January 2014

Stephanie Wynne-Jones and her team's excavations on the Swahili coast are given centre stage

Annual Student Archaeology Conference

Sunday 12 January 2014

Seeking students for new national committee & host organisation for 2014

Bye bye, Pictish Rudolph.

Friday 10 January 2014

Christmas has gone, and so, perhaps, has the 'Pictish reindeer problem'.

Working with Glass & Stone

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Short film features department archaeologists collaborating in preservation of York Minster

BBC Scotland's Pilgrim's Trail

Saturday 14 December 2013

The department's Martin Carver features on upcoming episodes of Pilgrim's Trail

Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year

Monday 9 December 2013

York-affiliated nominations for 2014 research award

Work by PhD student leads to heritage re-evaluation

Monday 9 December 2013

Archaeological research by Dav Smith results in new Grade I listing at Barton-le-Street, Ryedale, North Yorkshire

NERC scholarships

Tuesday 26 November 2013

New funding opportunity for science-based archaeology PhD students

Alpine archaeology reveals high life through the ages

Monday 11 November 2013

An international team of archaeologists led by York uncovers human activity in the high slopes of the French Alps dating back over 8000 years

Fives years of The Post Hole

Monday 11 November 2013

The release of issue 32 comes with a new editorial team and even more excitement for the journal

Research Fellow appointed to Centre for Digital Heritage

Friday 18 October 2013

Archaeologist Gareth Beale will join York in November

£19m awarded to White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities

Friday 18 October 2013

Archaeology's Julian Richards named as founding director

BABAO 2013

Thursday 10 October 2013

The 15th annual British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology conference was held from the 13th to the 15th September at York

Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire

Thursday 10 October 2013

Public lecture by Prof Jo Fletcher on Monday 28 October, 5 pm in King's Manor 133

The Romans are Coming

Thursday 3 October 2013

Earl of Wessex tours exhibition with the department's Jo Fletcher

New PhD post advertised

Thursday 3 October 2013

Applications open for doctoral research on the public perception of the Mesolithic

Archaeology at the Viking Congress 2013

Saturday 21 September 2013

This year's Congress saw a range of research from department members...

Large Grant for Departmental Researchers

Saturday 21 September 2013

New funding comes to York for research on human-chicken interactions...

Kudos for Archaeology at York

Thursday 5 September 2013

Staff recognised for excellence

Writing a Dissertation: The Essential Guide

Thursday 5 September 2013

New book on writing dissertations published by York alumna

New Archaeology Lecturers at York

Tuesday 27 August 2013

We look forward to seeing two new lecturers join our team over the next year.

Hunter-gatherers’ taste for spice

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Our early ancestors had a taste for spicy food, says new research led by the Department of Archaeology's Hayley Saul

National Student Survey

Thursday 15 August 2013

Another year of satifised students!

New fellowship opportunity in the Centre for Digital Heritage at York

Wednesday 14 August 2013

A three-year research fellowship position at the Centre for Digital Heritage is now being advertised

The Post Hole Year in Review

Tuesday 23 July 2013

It's been a successful year for the Post Hole, as reviewed here by the outgoing editorial team

New fellowship opportunity in Archaeology at York

Tuesday 23 July 2013

A two-year postdoctoral position on the EUROTAST project is now being advertised

First Annual Student Archaeology Conference

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Undergraduates from around the UK joined us in June for a pioneering event

Internet Archaeology publishes groundbreaking research on earliest lunar calendar

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Discovery of what appears to be the world's oldest lunar "calendar" features in new issue

Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards

Saturday 22 June 2013

The ADS receives high commendations at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards

Funding for three PhD Students

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Applications are invited for three AHRC CDA studentships commencing October 2013 on ‘Within the Walls’: Heritage Values and the Historic City

Guardian League Tables for Archaeology 2014

Thursday 6 June 2013

York has been ranked 6th in the UK for Archaeology in the newly-released Guardian League Tables for 2014.

GROUNDBREAKING: Presenting the past and inspiring the future

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Undergraduates in the Department of Archaeology will present their end of year post-fieldwork exhibition at King’s Manor on Wednesday 19th June at 4pm in G/60.

Star Carr on TV

Friday 24 May 2013

Star Carr will feature in a Time Team special on Thursday 30 May, 20.00, Channel 4, following filming last summer.

York Minster Revealed Project

Monday 20 May 2013

The department collaborates with stonemasons at York Minster in a major restoration project on the building’s east front

Leading the way in archaeological science

Thursday 2 May 2013

York's BioArCh students and staff lead the way at UKAS2013.

Pottery reveals Ice Age hunter-gatherers' taste for fish

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Hunter-gatherers living in glacial conditions produced pots for cooking fish, according to Nature study.

1st Annual Student Archaeology Conference

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Students at the University of York are organising the 1st Annual Student Archaeology Conference.

The past beneath our feet

Thursday 11 April 2013

Community publication of the results of excavations at the University's Heslington East campus expansion.

Archaeology on BBC Radio York

Sunday 17 March 2013

Students and staff feature on monthly BBC Radio York broadcast

Maritime Networks and Urbanism in the Early Medieval World

Sunday 17 March 2013

Various department members to speak at Danish conference

Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons

Monday 11 March 2013

A new Channel 4 programme highlights the research of the department's Lisa-Marie Shillito and Oliver Craig.

Dr Joann Fletcher's new BBC2 series

Monday 11 March 2013

The department's research fellow presents Ancient Egypt: Life & Death In The Valley Of The Kings

Issue 27 of The Post Hole, out now!

Monday 25 February 2013

Archaeology undergraduates publish another issue of The Post Hole.

Snails signal a humid Mediterranean

Sunday 3 February 2013

An international team of researchers has shown that old wives' tales that snails can tell us about the weather should not be dismissed too hastily.