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Department of Archaeology


Cambridge computational archaeologist amongst Leverhulme Prize winners

14 October 2019

Dr Enrico Crema announced as recipient of a 2019 Philip Leverhulme prize

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Hector Orengo and Arnau Garcia use a drone in archaeological survey

Archaeological eye in the sky

26 September 2019

New archaeological survey method uses high resolution drone-imagery and machine learning to detect ancient pottery and identify past human occupation.

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Read more at: Cambridge Archaeology Events at the 2019 Festival of Ideas

Cambridge Archaeology Events at the 2019 Festival of Ideas

2 September 2019

The University's Festival of Ideas runs 14 - 27 October and Cambridge Archaeology are holding a number of free public events. Please join us!

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Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

16 August 2019

‘Coprolites’ from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia show the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms that can be spread by eating raw fish, frogs and shellfish.

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Honorary degree for Emeritus Disney Professor

2 August 2019

Graeme Barker CBE awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Leicester.

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Evidence for different climatic adaptation strategies in human and non-human primates

30 July 2019

New study suggests that the ability to adapt behaviourally, rather than biologically, was likely key to our evolutionary success and to how we came to be the last surviving human species.

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