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Supporting the capacities and knowledge of small-holder farmers in Kenya for sustainable agricultural futures: A Citizen Science pilot project

4 December 2023

Dr Matthew Davies , Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Dr Samuel Lunn-Rockliffe , Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow have worked together on the Contemporary Archaeology of farmer and forager landscapes in Kenya for nearly 10 years. Their work is conducted alongside a team of...

‘Bone biographies’ reveal lives of medieval England’s common people – and illuminate early benefits system

1 December 2023

A series of ‘bone biographies’ created by a major research project tell the stories of medieval Cambridge residents as recorded on their skeletons, illuminating everyday lives during the era of Black Death and its aftermath. University of Cambridge archaeologists analysed close to 500 skeletal remains excavated from burial...