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DNA from Viking cod bones suggests 1,000 years of European fish trade

New research using DNA from the fish bone remains of Viking-era meals reveals that north Norwegians have been transporting – and possibly trading – Arctic cod into mainland Europe for a millennium.

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Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper making event revealed through materials science

Stone Age metallurgical ‘slag’ from Çatalhöyük - once thought to be the earliest known example of copper smelting in western Eurasia - now re-identified as incidentally fired green copper pigment.

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The Tell-Tale Genome: genetic and cultural studies shed light on the spread of Eurasian folktales

A new study has used for the first time worldwide genomic data to understand how the traditional folktales in Europe and Asia spread across the continent.

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Finding the Lost Rivers of the Indus Civilisation from Space

Innovative new work from the ERC-funded TwoRains project reconstructs more than 8,000km of relic rivers, creating a step change in our current knowledge of the Ancient Indus hydrology and the environmental conditions in which this Bronze Age civilisation operated.

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£400,000 Leverhulme Trust grant for Archaeology of Pollination project

A collaborative team from the University of Cambridge and the University of Bristol, have been awarded a 4-year Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant for the project ‘Crops, pollinators and people: the long-term history of a critical symbiosis’.

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DNA from Viking cod bones suggests 1,000 years of European fish trade

Aug 17, 2017

New research using DNA from the fish bone remains of Viking-era meals reveals that north Norwegians have been transporting – and possibly trading – Arctic cod into mainland Europe for a millennium.

Archaeologist among four Cambridge academics awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships

Aug 16, 2017

Cameron Petrie awarded Mid-Career Fellowship by the British Academy for 2017-18.

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