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Rodney Harrison appointed as AHRC Leadership Fellow for Heritage

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Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison is one of three new leadership Fellows, appointed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to focus on priority areas of design, heritage and modern languages.

Job Vacancy: UP-NORTH Project

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The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Associate (Ref.: 1566883) on the ERC-funded UP-NORTH Project. The deadline for applications is 19 August 2016.

Multiple sources for Stone Age farming

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Golan Heights border (source: Wikimedia)

An international team, including UCL researchers, have found that the transition from hunter-gatherer to sedentary farming 10,000 years ago occurred in multiple neighbouring but genetically distinct populations.

Institute hosts delegation from Northwest University, China

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Prof Chen Honghai (Director of School of Cultural Heritage, NWU) meeting with Prof Sue Hamilton (UCL Institute of Archaeology)

The Institute recently hosted a delegation from the School of Cultural Heritage, Northwest University (NWU), Xi'an, China to renew a Memorandum of Understanding between both institutions.

UCL Institute of Archaeology to host UKAS 2017

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The UK Archaeological Science (UKAS) conference will be hosted in London by the UCL Institute of Archaeology from 5-8 April, 2017.

Beatrice de Cardi

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Beatrice de Cardi

Institute staff, students, friends and colleagues will be saddened to hear of the death of Beatrice de Cardi on 5 July.

Inauguration of the Palestinian Museum

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Stephen Quirke and Beverley Butler with Dr Mahmoud Hawari, Director General of the Palestinian Museum, at its inauguration (May 2016)

Beverley Butler and Stephen Quirke were recently invited to participate in the inauguration of the new Palestinian Museum.

Mapping the Silk Roads and the World Heritage nomination strategy

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Great Kyz Kala, Merv, Turkmenistan

Tim Williams has been invited to discuss his contribution to Silk Roads archaeology and world heritage nominations at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures on 22 July.

Art Fund award for bioarchaeological research

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Paola Ponce receiving an Art Fund award for a collaborative bioarchaeological research project

Collaborative research involving Paola Ponce (Archaeology South-East) has been awarded a grant from the Art Fund’s Jonathan Ruffer Curational Grants Programme.

'Pristine' landscapes no longer exist

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Wet rice cultivation, Orissa

Dorian Fuller and his team have contributed to a new study which indicates that ‘pristine’ landscapes do not exist anywhere in the world today and, in most cases, have not existed for at least several thousand years.

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