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Institute hosts prestigious Archaeological Soil Micromorphology training

4 November 2013

Gokstad Ship Mound, Norway

The Institute is again hosting Richard Macphail's annual Archaeological Soil Micromorphology training course which regularly attracts students from across the globe.

This year 20+ students and professional academics from Europe, South America, Korea and the USA as well as the UK will participate in the intensive training course.

Richard, who is Associate Editor of the international journal Geoarchaeology has recently been working on the famous Gokstad Ship Burial Mound (Sandefjord), and Royal Manor of Avaldsnes (near Haugesund), Norway, for the Viking Museum, Oslo University.

Richard was elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2010 and has previously been awarded the 2009 Rip Rapp Archaeological Geology Award by the GSA 'in recognition of outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of archaeological geology'.

Other major projects of Richard's include the Romano-British salt working site (redhills) of Stanford Wharf, Essex, Early Bronze Age pastoral nomadism in the Negev Desert, Israel and the Copper Age tell of Popina Bordusani in the wetland area of Balta Ialomitei (Borcea and Danube Rivers), Romania.

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