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News from the Institute of Archaeology

Technology provides clues to Terracotta Army creation

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A computer-vision rendering of a soldier from the terracotta army

Institute researchers and colleagues have been using the latest imaging technology and other advanced methods to deduce the design process behind the Terracotta warriors.

Job Vacancy: Teaching Fellow in Zooarchaeology

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Zooarchaeological material

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Teaching Fellow in Zooarchaeology (Ref.:1445635). The deadline for applications is 2 December 2014.

Prizes awarded to Institute students 2013-14

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UCL Institute of Archaeology (Photo: Lisa Daniel)

Congratulations to the Institute students who have been awarded Faculty and departmental prizes for the 2013-14 academic session.

Isis Prize 2015

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Isis figurine (UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: UC 60100)

The Isis Prize is again available in 2015 to fund research projects on Ancient Egypt. The deadline for applications is 27 February 2015.

The Later Prehistory of Europe: the evidence of recent fieldwork

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Distribution of later prehistoric sites in continental northwest Europe

Marc Vander Linden and colleagues have recently published via ADS an extensive dataset of Later Prehistoric sites on the nearby continent.

Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans

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International workshop on Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans

Institute staff and students organised an international workshop in Belgrade as part of the AHRC-funded project on the Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia

The 'man who saved London from drowning' honoured

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Thames Discovery Programme

Sir Thomas Peirson Frank, an engineer who saved London from drowning no fewer than 121 times, was commemorated last week with a plaque near the Houses of Parliament.

Paul Basu presents keynote speech on Musealisation Processes

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museum collections

Paul Basu has been invited to present a keynote speech at an international research seminar hosted by the University of Porto, Portugal on 6 November.

Institute hosts prestigious Archaeological Soil Micromorphology training

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Archaeology Soil Micromorphology Training Course 2012

The Institute is again hosting Richard Macphail's annual Archaeological Soil Micromorphology training course which regularly attracts students from across the globe.

Leverhulme Trust-funded PhD Studentship available

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Cotua Island, Orinoco, Venezuela

A PhD Studentship funded by the Leverhulme Trust (Ref: 1440776) is available at the Institute from September 2015. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2014.

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