News and Announcements

A list of recent news and announcements from the School of Archaeology, together with further information and external links (where applicable) is available on this page.  If you are have an archaeology-related news item and would like it displayed here, then please e-mail

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20-04-2010 by Administrator

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Archaeology Podcasts on iTunes

Interviews with Professor Barry Cunliffe, Professor Mark Pollard, Professor Chris Gosden and DPhil student Wendy Morrison are now available from the University of Oxford podcasts page or directly from iTunes.

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Exodus on the exploding earth

An article in the New Scientist magazine features Oxford University research into the Toba super-eruption, a supervolcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra which erupted 74,000 years ago

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2010 Wiseman Book Award Winner

2010 Wiseman Book Award Winner: Judith McKenzie for her book The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt c. 300 B.C. to A.D. 700 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007)

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Bronze Age wreck yields its secrets

Analysis on the cargo of a 3,000 year old trading vessel has been found off the coast of Devon is being carried out by academics from Oxford University.

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Newly Discovered Archaeological Sites In India Reveals Ancient Life

Newly discovered archaeological sites in southern and northern India have revealed how people lived before and after the colossal Toba volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago.

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02-11-2009 by Administrator

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"People of the Eland" and "The Eland's People"

Two new books on the Rock Art of the Drakensberg Bushmen have been published by Wits University Press and the Rock Art Research Institute.

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19-08-2009 by Administrator


Shell beads point to dawn of modern human behaviour

'We are no longer looking at isolated or one off events.' says Professor Nick Barton, one of the authors of the study.

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24-07-2009 by Administrator

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Human bones from Kents Cavern analysed

Human bones discovered in the Kents Cavern, Devon analysed by Dr Rick Schulting may show signs of cannibalism.

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01-10-2008 by Administrator

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Royal Medal

Prof. Robert Hedges awarded Royal Medal of the Royal Society.

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28-09-2008 by Administrator

Brading Roman Villa

Sir Barry Cunliffe, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology at Oxford University, is to explore the 1.6-hectare site around Brading Roman Villa.

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