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Digital Humanities Research Project and Interactive Digital Rock-Art Gallery.
ERC Funded research project on human adaptability and the origins of human diversity.
The project AGRINA - Human transitional pathways towards food production in North Africa: Technological and environmental signatures.
Large quantities of bronze - amounting to tonnes - were buried in isolated hoards in Europe during the final stages of prehistory, mainly during the Bronze Age and extending into the Iron Age. This practice was particularly intense on the Atlantic façade of the continent and, despite many years of...
A multi-disciplinary research project focusing on St. John's Hospital cemetery, Cambridge, with an aim to learn more about the lives of the medieval urban poor during the bubonic plague epidemic known as the Black Death.
Investigating the changing social landscape of the southern Danish island of Als from the Neolithic to the Viking period.
A project exploring and preserving the archaeology of the ancient city of Tell el-Amarna, the short-lived capital built by the ‘heretic’ Pharaoh Akhenaten, and its historical context.
Archaeological science and globalisation: Great Zimbabwe For over three hundred years before European colonisation, Great Zimbabwe (AD 1250-1600) was widely networked, directly and indirectly, with the Indian Ocean Rim regions of Africa and Asia. On its part, Great Zimbabwe supplied gold, iron...
A cross-disciplinary series of international symposia, lectures, and publications, funded under the British Academy's UK-Latin American and Caribbean Link Programme.
Chinese archaeometallurgy is undergoing a revolution. This is manifest in the use of advanced analytical methods but also in the study of previously neglected production remains, an expansion in the metals, chronologies and regional contexts being considered, and an explicit concern with grounding...
The metalwork of Pre-Columbian America has long fascinated scholars and the public alike. In addition to the sheer allure of gold, this attraction is exacerbated by the extraordinary technical skill that underpins many of these artefacts, as well as their mesmerising iconography, which evokes a...
This project looks at public attitudes and engagements with newly built chambered tombs which seek to replicate a prehistoric form for the internment of modern cremations.
The aim of the ERC project Beasts to Craft (B2C) is to document the biological and craft records in parchment in order to reveal the entangled histories of improvement and parchment production in Europe from 500-1900 AD.
Excavation and survey in southern Aspromonte.
A multidisciplinary project investigating the interrelations between crop plants, insect pollinators, and human management in prehistory.
Excavations of a Prehistoric and Roman landscape at Bury Farm, Stapleford, Cambridgeshire.
Cultural Heritage of Dictatorship in Albania.
Co-production Networks for Community Heritage in Tanzania.
Clay analysis of storage jars in the eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age, with the aim of establsihing links between commodities and their transport.
Archaeological investigation of the history of Cape Verde.
This project, funded by the McDonald Institute and the Society of Antiquaries, aims to survey of a WWI POW camp in Jersey in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and Bristol.
Excavation in the cemetery area of the ancient Latin town of Crustumerium, Rome.
Digital Artefacts: How People Perceive Tangible Cultural Heritage through Different Media.
Excavations at the Prehistoric site of Damerham, Hampshire.
Divergent Meanings: understanding the postmortem fate of human bodies found in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area in light of interdisciplinary data.
ENCOUNTER investigates the Jomon-Yayoi transition, a demic and cultural diffusion event that led the predominantly hunting, gathering, and fishing-based communities of the Japanese islands to adopt rice and millet farming during the 1st millennium BC.
Investigating residential mobility in the eastern Mediterranean using isotope GeoChemistry’ (EPOCH GeoChem).
Focusing on cultural heritage, the project is exploring awareness of the archaeology of Amarna alongside local relationships with the site.
Investigating the socio-cultural and environmental impacts of colonialism.
Food globalisation in prehistory (FOGLIP) project employs archaeobotany, genetics, stable isotope analyses and ethno-archaeology to establish when and how early globalisation of staple foodstuffs occurred.
Study of the sustainability and subsequent radical change amongst the Maltese Temple Building populations of prehistoric Malta in the 4th and 3rd millennia BC.
Studying the diversity of political frontiers in Etruria.
A Diachronic Analysis of Four Scholarly Libraries.
The Cyrenaica prehistory project, Libya.
This project regards the application and development of novel techniques of landscape archaeology in central Tyrrhenian, Italy.
Untangling the histories and philosophies of archaeology and making them intelligible.
A large-scale multi-disciplinary study of pre-Roman iron technology in the Iberian Peninsula.
In Africa is a five-year research programme to investigate the origins of our species - Homo sapiens - and its diversity in Africa, and aims at making new discoveries of early human fossils, archaeological sites and their environmental context.
Investigating ancient Pushkalavati: Excavations at Balar Hisar, Charsadda, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan.
Excavations at the settlement adjoining the prehistoric sanctuary on Keros in the Cycladic Islands of Greece, the earliest maritime sanctuary in the world (2750-2240BC).
A rescue excavation of Kilise Tepe in the valley of the River Göksu, providing insight into the history of the Hittite, Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian empires.
A new archaeological project at the ancient city of Lagash in south Iraq (modern Tell al-Hiba) began in March-April of 2019. LAP is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Iraq State Board of Antiquities and Heritage.
The excavation of a WWII forced labour camp in order to explore the daily life of internment under German occupation.
Environmental constraints and human responses in northwest India between 2000 and 300 BC: Investigating the cultural and geographical transformations from the collapse of Harappan urbanism to the rise the great Early Historic cities.
Investigating the Iron Age landscape of the island of Lismore.
Taking as its starting point the radically new perspective offered by recent archaeological discoveries at Rendlesham in SE Suffolk, and with the East Anglian kingdom as the primary case study, this interdisciplinary project (running 2017-2020) aims to establish a new understanding of pathways to...
A project investigating the Mamasani district in the highlands of Fars in southwest Iran.
The Marakwet Heritage Project is a community-based collaboration which involves a multidisciplinary investigation into Marakwet history, heritage, landscape and farming.
This project sets out to produce a comprehensive, problematised synthesis and interpretation of long-term social and economic dynamics along Mediterranean Africa during the Holocene (9600-700 BC).
This project analyses early Near Eastern materials and inscriptions holistically in the study of the commemoration of the individual from the Early Dynastic period through the first millennium BCE.
Analysis of the faience from excavations of the kiln at Kom Helul, Memphis.
MendTheGap - Smart Integration of Genetics with Sciences of the Past in Croatia.
The project focuses on the models of circulation of raw materials during the Iberian Late Prehistory, as well as the use and social value given to the different materials, with special attention to metals and amber. During Late Prehistory a number of new materials come into play, from organic...
Excavation at the magnificently-decorated Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan.
Minoan culture is often defined by its strong links with other eastern Mediterranean cultures, which engaged materials, ideas and people. This project aims to gain a better understanding of the relationship of Crete with the world outside the island through the lens of a key body of materials...
The analysis of a fuzzy frontier between the Etruscans and the Umbrians.
The Must Farm project is the first landscape scale archaeological investigation of deep Fenland, with its complex geological history.
The Northeast Algonquin Palaeo-Lake and Environmental Assessment (NAPLEA).
A project investigating Modern human dispersal into Eurasia and its relation to Neanderthal extinction during the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition.
Excavations and survey work at the ancient town of Nepi carried out during the early 1990s under the umbrella of the Tiber valley project of the British School at Rome .
Quantitative meta-analysis of fish bones recovered from archaeological excavations with the aim of tracing human use of marine resources over the last 2000 years.
The project tracks the flux in rich cultural florescence and collapse through the past along the course of the Peruvian Río Ica from the southern Andes to the coast.
The PROCON project explores the role of textile production and consumption in the formation of early states, using the example of Mediterranean Europe during 1000-500 BCE.
An educational, oral-history research initiative.
Caractérisation du comportement et adaptation des Néandertals et les hommes modernes pendant la transition entre le Paléolithique moyen et supérieur.
The Promised project forms a network of excellence in Bioarchaeology and Archaeological Materials Science within the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) at the Cyprus Institute linked with the advanced research centres in Archaeological Science at KU Leuven and the University of Cambridge.
Caracterización del comportamiento y adaptación de los neandertales y humanos modernos durante la transición entre el Paleolítico medio y superior.
Changing Paleoenvironments and Hunter-Gatherer Strategies in the Northern Adriatic Basin.
Quoygrew is a late Viking Age and medieval rural settlement on the island of Westray in Orkney, Scotland.
This project seeks to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the relationship between reparations, responsibility and victimhood in transitional societies.
Recording, analysing and interpreting the art of prehistoric fisher-gatherer-hunters in Southeastern Scandinavia.
A study of the Roman pottery of the Nepi Survey Project in 2007.
Investigating indications of the early occurrence and development of aspects of religious practices and belief.
This five-year project funded by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance seeks to write European heritage guidelines for Holocaust and Roma genocide sites in order to safeguard them for the future.
Investigating the development of historic environments along the longest river drainage system in Japan.
This project aims to identify sites at risk – such as through demolition, inappropriate reuse or threats to site integrity - and develop concrete ways of risk mitigation to safeguard the record for the future.
A series of inter-related projects are enhancing knowledge of the South (east) Etruria area north of Rome.
A first millennium AD city in the central plains of Myanmar.
Star Carr and the early postglacial occupation of the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.
A Bronze Age fortified tell settlement on the right bank of the river Danube 30km south of Budapest.
The investigation of urban growth and administration in northern Mesopotamia in the 4th and 3rd millennia BC (north-east Syria).
Excavations at the Brough of Deerness, an enigmatic Viking Age site in Orkney.
Understanding power relations and social practice in the Calchaqui Valley, Argentina during the period before the Inka conquest (AD 1000-1450).
Identifying and investigating sites of probable Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, and Saxon date in the hinterland of Canterbury.
Investigating long-term and present-day interactions between people and rainforest in the Kelabit Highlands of central Borneo.
Researching how and where broomcorn millet was first domesticated and why it appears on opposite sides of Asia at a similar time, 8,000 years ago.
Ancient Settlements of the Gangetic Plain: Location and Territoriality.
Investigating unsolved problems of the fourth and third millennium BC in Malta.
Bioarchaeological analysis of early cold-climate human ecology.
The project aims to contribute to the understanding of weaving by focusing on the identification of plants used for the earliest textiles (ca 28,000 to 20,000 years ago).
Investigating human-animal relations in the ancient Near East, with equids (horses, donkeys and horse-donkey hybrids) as the main focus.
Excavation at Hang Boi, the Fortune-Teller's Cave, Vietnam.
Collapse and transformation in the Mediterranean 1200-500 BC.
Mapping the lower and middle Tiber catchment: Archaeological site recovery, erosion, water management (artificial channels), land use, DEM precision, and demographic reconstruction.
An international and interdisciplinary investigation of the interplay and dynamics of winter and summer rainfall systems and human adaptation to the ecological conditions created by those systems.
Excavations at the cave site of Vela Spila, island of Korčula, Croatia.
Visual Perception and Cognition in the Rock Carvings of Northern Russia.
This project analyzes the historiography of the Yangshao Culture and its functioning as a heritage icon for the Chinese nation as well as its impact on various societal concerns.
Investigating and documenting the remains of the lower town at Ziyaret Tepe in southeasten Turkey
Характеристика поведения и адаптации неандертальцев и современных людей к условиям МИС 3, включая условия перехода от среднего к верхнему палеолиту.

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