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UCL hosts UKAS2017 conference

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UKAS 2017 logo

The Institute of Archaeology is proud to be organising the UK Archaeological Science (UKAS) 2017 conference, which will be hosted at UCL, from 5-8 April.

Clive Orton publishes memoirs 'Degrees of Freedom'

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Margaret Sparks and Clive on the Lower Brooks Street Site, 1966

Clive Orton, Emeritus Professor of Quantitative Archaeology at the Institute, has published his memoirs under the title 'Degrees of Freedom: and other episodes in an archaeological life'.

Fields, sherds and scholars: Recording and interpreting survey ceramics

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Greek pottery sherds

Todd Whitelaw was invited to give the Keynote Lecture at a conference for early career researchers in Athens last month.

Conference: Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field

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UNESCO HQ, Paris (Image courtesy of William Carruthers)

A conference entitled Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field will be held at the Institute in January 2018, for which a call for papers is announced.

Mike Parker Pearson leads Stonehenge feedback from a consortium of experts

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Stonehenge (Image courtesy of Adam Sanford, Aerial Cam)

Mike Parker Pearson is part of a group of 21 archaeologists who have argued that a proposed tunnel under Stonehenge would block the sunset view the monument was designed to capture.

Nomadic ecology shaped the highland geography of Asia’s Silk Roads

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Nomadic ecology shaped Asia's Silk Roads

Research co-authored by Tim Williams, published this week in Nature, indicates that mobility patterns of highland nomadic herders influenced the evolution of the Silk Road networks in the mountains of inner Asia.

The gold of Colombia and the legend of El Dorado: New discoveries

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The gold of Colombia and the legend of El Dorado: New discoveries (lecture by Marcos Martinon-Torres)

Marcos Martinón-Torres has been invited, by the Anglo-Colombian Society, to present his research at the Colombian Consulate on 13 March.

Kris Lockyear wins Provost's Award for Public Engagement 2017

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Ground-truthing Durrington Walls project voted Research Project of the Year 2017

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Ground-truthing Durrington Walls project voted Research Project of the Year 2017 (Image © and courtesy of Current Archaeology)

The Ground-truthing Durrington Walls project was voted Research Project of the Year 2017 at Current Archaeology's 50th-anniversary conference held recently in London.

Stephen Shennan invited to join second International Scientific Advisory Board

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Stephen Shennan

Stephen Shennan has been invited to join the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena.

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