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Department of Archaeology

 
Read more at: CAU Director announced

CAU Director announced

22 June 2021

Dr Matthew Brudenell appointed to the post of the Director of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.


Read more at: Plague in Medieval Cambridge

Plague in Medieval Cambridge

17 June 2021

First evidence that medieval plague victims were buried individually with ‘considerable care’.


Read more at: Greater than the sum of our parts: The Evolution of Collective Intelligence

Greater than the sum of our parts: The Evolution of Collective Intelligence

16 June 2021

'Complementary Cognition' theory suggests that in adapting to dramatic environmental variabilities our ancestors evolved to specialise in different, but complementary, ways of thinking.


Read more at: Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

11 June 2021

After the Plague project research shows increase in 'hallux valgus' amongst population of 14th-15th century Cambridge.


Read more at: Antiquity Prize for Shanidar research

Antiquity Prize for Shanidar research

9 June 2021

"New Neanderthal remains associated with the 'flower burial' at Shanidar Cave" paper wins 2021 Antiquity Prize.


Read more at: Student-Led Teaching Awards

Student-Led Teaching Awards

17 May 2021

Congratulations to Dr Cameron Petrie who has won the Innovative Teaching award!