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Building the Terracotta Army

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Patrick Quinn undertaking collaborative research on the Terracotta Army

Collaborative research on the building of the Terracotta Army involving the Institute's Patrick Quinn and Xiuzhen Janice Li has just been published in Antiquity.

Collaborative Beaker People research wins Ben Cullen Prize

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Beaker from Netheravon Flying School in Wiltshire

Congratulations to Mike Parker Pearson and colleagues who have won this year's Ben Cullen Prize, awarded to the runner up for best contribution to Antiquity.

80th Anniversary news: Terracotta warrior gift to the Institute of Archaeology

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Director Hou of the Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum and Xiuzhen Janice Li (Senior Archaeologist in the Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum and Institute Honorary Senior Research Associate)

In recognition of the Institute of Archaeology’s 80th Anniversary, the Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum Xi'an, China has gifted a to-scale replica terracotta warrior to the Institute.

Uncovering the mystery of Stonehenge

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Stonehenge (Courtesy of Adam Stanford © Aerial-Cam Ltd)

Research by Mike Parker Pearson, who led the Stonehenge Riverside Project from 2003 to 2009, has featured in a recent article for the BBC.

Archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market

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Flinders Petrie in the field documenting recently excavated artefacts, c. 1900. Image courtesy of the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Alice Stevenson, writing in The Conversation, explains why the 'legal' sale of antiquities from public museums into private ownership should be challenged.

New collaboration for Ceramic Technology Research Network

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New collaboration for Ceramic Technology Research Network (Dr Patrick Quinn (IoA) & Dr Christoph Berthold (CCA-BW))

A new collaboration has been initiated between the Competence Center Archeometry–Baden Wuerttemberg (CCA-BW) at the University of Tübingen and the Institute's Ceramic Technology Research Network.

Funding success for Radical BAME Youth Heritage Project

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Heritage Lottery Fund logo

The Heritage Futures and AHRC Heritage Priority Area teams led by Rodney Harrison will collaborate with BeatFreeks Arts, who have been awarded £696,700 to run the Radical Heritage Project (RHP) as part of The Heritage Lottery fund’s £10 million Kick the Dust fund.

Synchrotron light used to show human domestication of seeds from 2000 BC

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Synchrotron light used to show human domestication of seeds from 2000 BC

Dorian Fuller and Charlene Murphy have used the UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, to document for the first time the rate of evolution of seed coat thinning, a major marker of crop domestication, from archaeological remains.

ASE uncover 200-year old burial site at Brighton Dome

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ASE discover 200-year old burial site at Brighton Dome (Photo courtesy of Carlotta Luke)

Archaeology South-East (ASE) have helped uncover a 200-year-old burial site found during recent redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.

View from the trenches: Bosnia 2017

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Fieldwork in Bosnia 2017 as part of the Eurofarm project

Marc Vander Linden has recently returned from a field survey in the Trebinje municipality (Bosnia and Herzegovina), conducted as part of the EUROFARM project.

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