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Funding success for Radical BAME Youth Heritage Project

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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.

Durrington Walls: was this the start of Britain's Copper Age?

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Durrington Walls (Image courtesy of Adam Stanford)

Recent research involving Mike Parker Pearson, at the Neolithic monument
near Stonehenge, is now available online in the latest edition of PAST.

Senior promotions for Institute staff

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The Institute is very pleased to announce the success of three staff members in UCL's Senior Staff Promotions 2016-17. The promotions, richly deserved, acknowledge staff research and teaching excellence in their respective fields.

'Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul' exhibition opens in Argentina

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View across the remains of the former experimental reactor Number 1 and towards the city of San Carlos de Bariloche on Isla Huemul, Argentina. Photograph by Rodney Harrison

The exhibition 'Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul, 1949-2017', part of the AHRC-Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Restricted Access Pilot Project, is now being hosted at the Balseiro Institute in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

Human Distinctiveness: Wisdom’s Deep Evolution

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Human Distinctiveness: Wisdom’s Deep Evolution conference poster

Jennifer French has been invited to participate in the four-day interdisciplinary conference entitled 'Human Distinctiveness: Wisdom’s Deep Evolution' taking place in London from 6-9 July.

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies launches Small Grants Scheme

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Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (Image courtesy of Kristina Edgren)

The Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) invites applications to its Small Grants Scheme, the deadline for which is 31 October 2017.

Institute receives Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Award

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Judy Medrington accepting the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Award on behalf of the Institute of Archaeology

The Institute received a Zero Tolerance To Sexual Harassment Award recently, fulfilling the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment pledge, which was introduced two years ago, for the second year running.

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