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Crowd-sourcing Britain’s Bronze Age

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A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection.

Expanding Boundaries

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Expanding Boundaries. Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies conference (October 2014)

A call for papers for a conference entitled 'Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies' is announced.

Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project wins HLF grant

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A reconstruction by Ian Dennis of the Whitehawk causewayed enclosure c. 3,600 cal BC (reproduced from Whittle, Healy and Bayliss 2011; fig. 1.3)

The Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project has received £99,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting initiative based in Brighton.

View from the trenches: Bosnia&Herzegovina

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The Great Kocicevo Transect

Marc Vander Linden, David Orton, Gary Marriner, Kevan Edinborough and Anne de Vareilles have recently returned from the 2014 field season in Bosnia&Herzegovina, led by the EUROFARM project.

CAA co-ordination role for Hadrian's Wall site management

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Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall (Photo courtesy of the Hadrian's Wall Trust)

The UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology is co-ordinating consultation in preparation for the drafting of the 2015-2019 Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan.

Museums, Collecting, Agency Symposium

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Sean Mallon (Curator Pacific Cultures, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) at the Museums, Collecting, Agency conference, Australian Museum, Sydney, April 2, 2014

Rodney Harrison and colleagues came together at the Australian Museum in Sydney this week for the final conference of the Australian Research Council funded international collaborative research project Museum, Field, Metropolis, Colony.

Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BC)

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Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (Image courtesy of Gianluca Miniaci)

An international conference exploring Egyptian material culture will be held at the Institute in September 2014 for which a call for papers is announced with a deadline of 15 May.

Anthropology, Collecting and Colonial Governmentalities

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Anthropology, Collecting and Colonial Governmentalities

A special issue of the journal History and Anthropology, guest edited by Rodney Harrison and colleagues at the University of Western Sydney, is now available online.

Institute welcomes new research project staff

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Institute of Archaeology building, 2010

Due to significant research grant success, the Institute welcomed a number of new research project staff this term.

The Early Rice Project goes to Australia

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Dorian Fuller collecting oryza nivara in Orissa

The Early Rice Project team is currently in Australia for discussions on domestication and early rice.

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