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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.  

Nobel Prizewinner Tom Sargent to give UCL's Gorman Lectures

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Running from the 12th-13th November 2012

For more information please see: Gorman Lectures 12/11/12 and Gorman Lectures 13/11/12

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. 

Research in the Media: Anthropology of Food

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Continuing her work on the anthropology of food, Dr Kaori O’Connor appeared 11th September on the Great British Bake-Off programme, the popularity of which reveals a growing interest in baking by men, talking about American pies and food as identity. She will shortly be appearing on the Hairy Bikers series discussing eggs in traditional British cuisine, and in the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner series with Clarissa Dickson-Wright, speaking on the history and cultural significance of breakfast cereals.

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. 

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