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'Pristine' landscapes no longer exist

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Wet rice cultivation, Orissa

Dorian Fuller and his team have contributed to a new study which indicates that ‘pristine’ landscapes do not exist anywhere in the world today and, in most cases, have not existed for at least several thousand years.

Aethelred II and Cnut the Great

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Aethelred II and Cnut the Great conference

The Institute is one of the sponsors of a millennial conference to commemorate the siege of London in 1016.

UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies to host Association of Critical Heritage Studies 2020 Biennial International Conference

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The UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies has been selected to host the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) Biennial International Conference in 2020.

MicroPasts powers archaeological crowdsourcing in Italy

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Senior promotions for Institute staff

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Institute of Archaeology building, 2010

The Institute is very pleased to announce the success of five staff members in UCL's Senior Staff Promotions 2015-16. The promotions, richly deserved, acknowledge staff research and teaching excellence in their respective fields.

Revolutionary Stone Age art highlights European cultural contacts

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Engraving on a chalk block found in Spiennes flint mine near Mons in Belgium (Image courtesy of Dr Nicolas Cauwe, Curator, Cinquantenaire Museum, Brussels)

Research by Anne Teather (UCL) and Lasse Sørensen (National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen) has found startling similarities in Stone Age art from archaeological sites in Britain and Europe that are at least 5,500 years old.

Voices, images, and artefacts of ancient craftsmen/women: encountering the material producers of Middle Bronze Age Egypt (2000-1500 BC)

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Voices, images, and artefacts of ancient craftsmen/women: encountering the material producers of Middle Bronze Age Egypt (2000-1500 BC)

Gianluca Miniaci and Stephen Quirke are organisers of an international conference in Paris on 23-34 June.

Visual Anthropology and the City

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Visual Anthropology and the City (Photo

A call for papers and visual submissions for a symposium on Visual Anthropology and the City to be held in October 2016 is announced with a deadline of 17 July.

Mike Parker Pearson at the Hay Festival

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Stonehenge (Courtesy of Adam Stanford © Aerial-Cam Ltd)

Mike Parker Pearson joined august company at the Hay Festival 2016 being invited to discuss the latest research into the origins of Stonehenge.

UCL research showcased at 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry

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A large delegation of staff and research students from the UCL Institute of Archaeology and UCL Qatar recently showcased their work at the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry.

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