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New Approaches to the Past: Methodological Innovation in Heritage Research

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Sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

A new seminar series in cultural heritage, public archaeology, conservation and museum studies is being launched by the Institute's Heritage Studies Section and the Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies.

Institute alumni experiencing the Wartime Farm

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Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman and Alex Langands on the Wartime Farm

Institute alumni Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands have been re-living rural life during the Second World War for a new series, Wartime Farm, currently being broadcast by the BBC.  

Mike Parker Pearson and the South Uist mystery

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Mike Parker Pearson undertaking fieldwork in north Wales (2012)

Research by Mike Parker Pearson and colleagues has unearthed a Bronze Age mystery at the site of Cladh Hallan in South Uist.  

Digital Engagement in Archaeology

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MP David Lammy tries out PASExplorers web site with some help from Apollinaire (age 7) from St George The Martyre School. Photo: Edmond Terakopian / PA Copyright: Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Institute will host the Digital Engagement in Archaeology conference on 8-9 November and registration is now open for the event. 

Did Neolithic farming fail?

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Recent analyses of radiocarbon data to suggest a Bronze Age agricultural revolution in Britain

Recently-published research by Dorian Fuller and Honorary Research Associate Chris Stevens suggests that Stonehenge may have been built by herders, not farmers.  

British Academy recognition for Institute research in China

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View of Pit 1 of the Terracotta Warriors (Photo: Xia Juxian)

Research by Marcos Martinón-Torres, Andrew Bevan and Janice Li on the terracotta army has recently been awarded British Academy Research Project status

Mike Parker Pearson joins Institute staff

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Mike Parker Pearson directing fieldwork in north Wales (2012)

A very warm welcome is extended to Mike Parker Pearson who joined the Institute staff recently as the new Professor in British Later Prehistory. 

The Archaeological Heritage of Oman

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Bronze Age tomb in Oman (Image courtesy of Eugenio Bortolini)

Institute student Eugenio Bortolini was recently invited to give a presentation on his research in the Oman peninsula at UNESCO, Paris. 

EUROEVOL research highlighted at EAA conference

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Cultural Evolution of Neolithic Europe

The EUROEVOL project team have recently returned from Helsinki where they presented some of their research results at the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists.

Olympic reminiscences

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Daniella Afeltra (far left) and team members at the London Paralympics Rowing Regatta

As the summer of sport comes to a close, Institute student Daniella Afeltra who has just completed work at the London 2012 Paralympics has been reminiscing about her role supporting the games.

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