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At the front of erosion: landscape and archaeology on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

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The Poike peninsula comprises an ancient shield volcano on the east end of Rapa Nui. The three domes on the left side of the hill are trachyte, a stone which on Rapa Nui only occurs on Poike, and is used for the facings of ceremonial monuments (Fig. 5) and for moai (statues)

A UCL team has just returned from Rapa Nui where they have been investigating the impact of severe erosion on the island's heritage and natural environment.

Museum Studies students organise Anti-Valentine Fright Night

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Anti-Valentine Fright Night

UCL Museum Studies students are organising a special late event at the Jewish Museum, London on 11 February.

Gender equality among Stonehenge burials

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

A new study, involving Institute research student Christie Willis, has found that around half of the prehistoric bones at Stonehenge belonged to women.

UCL Institute of Archaeology & Beta Analytic Radiocarbon Draw for the Archaeology of the Americas

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Congratulations to Bruna Rocha who is the winner of the inaugural UCL Institute of Archaeology & Beta Analytic Radiocarbon Draw for the Archaeology of the Americas.

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