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Silver and Other Economies in the Viking World

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Viking silver arm ring

A two-day conference on Silver and Other Economies in the Viking World, organised by Jane Kershaw, will be held at the Institute in April.

Institute researchers assess storm damage at Neanderthal site

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La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey

Institute researchers are part of a collaborative team commissioned to assess the effects of recent storms on the Neanderthal site of La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey.

Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Geoarchaeology

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Wheat spikelet phytolith from the Late Natufian site of Raqefet Cave, Israel (Image courtesy of Arlene Rosen)

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Geoarchaeology (Ref.:1404912). The deadline for applications is 27 March 2014.

Jeremy Tanner interviewed on BBC Radio London

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Jeremy Tanner

Jeremy Tanner was interviewed on BBC Radio London 94.9 recently about comments made in the media regarding the Elgin marbles.

Institute of Archaeology Conference Competition 2013/14

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Institute of Archaeology building, 2010

The Institute's annual call for applications to its conference competition is now open with a deadline for submissions of 28 March 2014.

Archaeology of African Plant Use

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Archaeology of African Plant Use bookcover

A new volume edited by Chris Stevens, Sam Nixon, Mary Anne Murray and Dorian Fuller which covers a wide range of botanically related studies within African archaeology is now available.

Green Archaeology

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Thermal image of part of the south elevation of the Institute building

The Institute of Archaeology's award-winning Green Team continues to improve its green credentials, encouraging envronmental sustainability.

Cyprian Broodbank interviewed on BBC Radio 4

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Cyprian Broodbank

Cyprian Broodbank was interviewed by Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time' last week in a programme on the Phoenicians.

Extraordinary new evidence of Britain's first human inhabitants

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Earliest human footprints found at Happisburgh, Norfolk

A team, including the Institute's Simon Parfitt, working on the excavation of an archaeological site at Happisburgh, Norfolk, have discovered some of the oldest human footprints in the world.

Launch of the Isis Prize

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

The newly-launched Isis Prize is available to Institute students to fund research projects on Ancient Egypt. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2014.

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