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Institute staff comment on discovery of oldest stone tools

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2013 excavations by the Olduvai Geochronology Archaeology Project at the MNK site

Institute staff have been asked to comment in the media on the significance of the oldest stone tools discovered by archaeologists in Kenya.

What's new at UCL-IA?

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A short update on what's going on at UCL-Institute at the Americas at the moment:

Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past

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Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past bookcover

An innovative volume edited by François G. Richard and Kevin MacDonald which examines materiality, history and the shaping of cultural identities in Africa, has now been published by Left Coast Press.

PROTEST//REFUGE//CONFLICT NOW: Spatial, material, and visual implications across the MENA region, Friday 22 May 2015

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This symposium addresses public protest, armed conflict, and various forms of refuge in the context of contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Dr Néstor Castañeda appointed to new UCL-IA Latin American Political Economy lectureship

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UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that Dr Néstor Castañeda will be joining us in September as the newly appointed Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy. He is currently a Lecturer of Governance and Policy at the University of Southampton. He gained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas.

New modules on offer for Master's degrees for 2015/16

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We are pleased to announce our new modules for 2015-16 academic year. Please refer to this webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/graduate-study/masters/new_courses to find out more.

Virtual Open Day for Master's Degrees at UCL- Institute of the Americas on May 28 2015, 1-3 pm

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University College London (UCL), London's Global University and the UCL Institute of the Americas are pleased to invite you to a Virtual Open Day to provide information about the Master's programmes offered by the Institute of the Americas.

The Conflict & Change group contributes to the scientific understanding of political violence

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Che Guevara

SPP has a strong group of researchers studying the causes, dynamics, and consequences of political conflicts. For learning more about this research, check out our new Conflict & Change research cluster website!

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Post-graduate Programmes Officer

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Full-time, fixed-term contract - Grade 6 - £26,976 - £31,641 per annum (inclusive of London allowance) - Deadline for applications May 31 2015 midnight

Of Magistrates and Magnetics: Studying the Towns of Roman Britain

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Community Archaeology Geophysics Group surveying a Roman burial in Hertfordshire (Image courtesy of CAGG)

Kris Lockyear has been invited to present his geophysics research as part of Cincinnati Museum Center's Insights Lecture Series this week.

Monograph published by the EUROFARM team

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The Neolithic site of Kočićevo in the lower Vrbas valley (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina): report of the 2009-2014 field seasons

Members of the EUROFARM project have just published a monograph summarising the results of several field seasons on the site of Kočićevo and its surroundings (Republika Srpska, Bosnia&Herzegovina).

Unit in the News - the General Election Coverage (May 2015)

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In the run up to the General election and after, members of the Unit have been cited in the following articles and media apperances on a number of issues surrounding the election.

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