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Archaeology

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  • Virtual Avebury showcase

    Virtual Avebury showcase

    The Virtual Avebury project will be holding a showcase afternoon between 14:00 – 16:00 on 3 October 2018 in room F202. Staff and students are welcome to come along, don a... »

  • Present-day Lebanese descend from Biblical Canaanites, genetic study suggests

    Present-day Lebanese descend from Biblical Canaanites, genetic study suggests

    In the most recent whole-genome study of ancient remains from the Near East, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators sequenced the entire genomes of 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals who... »

  • Ancient Britain through the post

    Ancient Britain through the post

    Royal Mail is celebrating Britain’s prehistory with the release on 17 January 2017 of a set of eight commemorative stamps accompanied by presentation materials written by BU’s Professor Timothy Darvill.... »

  • Building Roman Britain: Summer 2016 Update

    Building Roman Britain: Summer 2016 Update

    The first half of 2016 has been a busy time for the Building Roman Britain project. The appointment of an Undergraduate Research Assistant in February allowed an increase in our... »

  • BU at the Society for American Archaeology

    BU at the Society for American Archaeology

    Professor Timothy Davill and Dr Karina Gerdau-Radonic will be attending the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeoloists in Orlando Florida on the 6-10 April 2016. You can find... »

  • Research Spotlight: Derek Pitman

    Research Spotlight: Derek Pitman

        Please introduce yourself? My name is Derek Pitman. I am a Research Assistant in the Centre for Archaeology and Anthropology in the Faculty of Science and Technology. What... »

  • Mapping the Forests of Medieval Novgorod

    Mapping the Forests of Medieval Novgorod

    Research Update: 19 February 2016. The team made a breakthrough this week when Harry Manley, our Mapping and GIS Expert, and Dr Elena Cantarello, Forest Modelling Expert, managed to work out how to... »

  • New Community Archaeology Project Launched – LoCATE

    New Community Archaeology Project Launched – LoCATE

    LoCATE (Local Community Archaeological Training and Equipment) is a partnership between archaeologists at BU and the New Forest National Park.  Working with archaeological societies and community groups from across Dorset and Hampshire the project provides access, training,... »

  • Stonehenge quarries found 140 miles away in Wales

    Stonehenge quarries found 140 miles away in Wales

    BU staff and students led by Prof. Kate Welham are part of the team of archaeologists and geologists that have found two of the Welsh quarries that provided stones for Stonehenge. The very large... »

  • Glassworking at Glastonbury Abbey – new publication

    Glassworking at Glastonbury Abbey – new publication

    Between 1955-57 the excavations at Glastonbury Abbey produced the first, and to date most comprehensive, assemblage of early medieval glassworking structures and debris to have been recorded in the UK.... »

  • World War One Aircraft Carrier In Poole Harbour

    World War One Aircraft Carrier In Poole Harbour

    In Brands Bay there is a small unassuming hulk, which at first glance seemed to be the heavily eroded remains of a small, unusual looking barge that appeared to have... »

  • Poole’s D-Day Heritage

    Poole’s D-Day Heritage

    Bournemouth University’s Maritime Archaeological department along with a group of students undertook a Fusion funded project to locate and investigate the state and preservation level of these seven tanks. Two... »

  • Poole’s D-Day Heritage – Team Testimonials

    Poole’s D-Day Heritage – Team Testimonials

    The project could not have been completed without the help of the students from BU who made up the majority of the team Tom Harrison Taking part in the DD... »

  • INEA Project

    INEA Project

    Identifying activity areas in Neolithic sites through Ethnographic Analysis of phytoliths and geochemical residues

  • Bournemouth University dig finds ‘significant’ Roman remains

    Bournemouth University dig finds ‘significant’ Roman remains

    A new archaeological find uncovered by BU researchers and students during their annual ‘Big Dig’ at the Durotriges site in Dorset, could help to shed light on the rural elite... »

  • Success for recent BU Archaeology graduate

    Success for recent BU Archaeology graduate

    Zoe Edwards is a recent BU archaeology graduate.  Shortly after leaving BU Zoe won a prestigious placement with English Heritage, and has now been offered a permanent position working as a heritage... »

  • The Chicken Project Features in Nature

    The Chicken Project Features in Nature

    The AHRC funded Chicken Project, led by BU’s Dr Mark Maltby, has featured in Nature‘s news in an article by reporter Ewen Callaway. The project, which started in January 2014, draws together archaeology, anthropology and scientific analyses... »

  • Professor Mark Brisbane awarded Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship

    Professor Mark Brisbane awarded Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship

    Professor Mark Brisbane has been awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship to work on a project entitled “The Archaeology of Novgorod: a medieval city state on the edge of Europe”.  Mark... »

  • INEA project fieldwork diary: Amman 30/04/2014 – 11/05/2014

    INEA project fieldwork diary: Amman 30/04/2014 – 11/05/2014

    After working at Ma’tan, Beidha and Wadi Faynan the team returned to Jordan’s capital Amman to stay and work at the British Institute.  On arriving in Amman the team had... »

  • INEA project fieldwork diary: Ain Ghazal 06/05/2014 – 09/05/2014

    INEA project fieldwork diary: Ain Ghazal 06/05/2014 – 09/05/2014

    During our field season in Jordan we had a fantastic opportunity to take samples from the famous Neolithic site of Ain Ghazal. Gary Rollefson who has been running the long... »