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Shanidar Z Neanderthal skull

Shanidar Z

17 February 2020

Discovery at ‘flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death rites

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Coronavirus: latest guidance

14 February 2020

Last updated: 14 Feb 2020 About these pages The University and Colleges are cooperating closely with Public Health England’s Health Protection Team in Cambridge. Public Health England advice on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is updated daily at 2pm. New information relevant to the University and Colleges will be published...

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Read more at: New film celebrates Bronze Age archaeology at Over, Cambridgeshire

New film celebrates Bronze Age archaeology at Over, Cambridgeshire

7 February 2020

Made in the autumn of 2019 by filmmaker Nick Edwards, this short film “Ouse-side Barrows and Fishing Weirs: Palaeochannel Archaeology at Over/Needingworth” follows the Cambridge Archaeological Unit’s (CAU) excavations in Hanson Aggregates ’ Needingworth Quarry. The land is being restored as an RSPB bird reserve, and is...

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Read more at: In memoriam: Janice Stargardt

In memoriam: Janice Stargardt

21 January 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Janice Stargardt, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Professorial Research Fellow in Asian Historical Archaeology & Geography (Department of Geography) and Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

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Read more at: Over-hunting walruses contributed to the collapse of Norse Greenland

Over-hunting walruses contributed to the collapse of Norse Greenland

6 January 2020

Medieval Greenlanders may have chased dwindling walrus herds ever farther north in an effort to maintain their economy, when the value of walrus ivory tanked after the introduction of elephant tusks into European markets in the 1200s.

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Read more at: Shanghai award for Keros project

Shanghai award for Keros project

19 December 2019

Congratulations to Professor Lord Colin Renfrew and Dr Michael Boyd who have been awarded a 2019 Field Discovery Award by the Shanghai Archaeology Forum of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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