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Department of Archaeology

Dorothy Garrod portrait by Sara Lavelle

Portrait of first female Oxbridge professor unveiled

14 November 2019

A new portrait of Dorothy Garrod, Disney Professor of Archaeology 1939-1952, by artist Sara Lavelle has been officially unveiled at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

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Marcos Martinon Torres Pineapple Award

Terracotta Army research awarded Pineapple Science Award in China

7 November 2019

Research by a collaborative team of UK-based and Chinese researchers has been awarded the prestigious Pineapple Science Award in Chemistry.

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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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