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This is the official blog of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. You will find here news about the School, events we organise and other interesting pieces of information on archaeology and history. Watch this space!
Leicester up for two out of three awards in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

Leicester up for two out of three awards in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

Posted by ap507 at Feb 04, 2016 10:44 AM |

Attenborough Arts Centre and King Richard III Partnership to compete for national tourism awards in Blackpool on 8 March 2016

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Exceeding expectations: Leicester shortlisted for more awards for Richard III discovery, research and reinterment

Exceeding expectations: Leicester shortlisted for more awards for Richard III discovery, research and reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Feb 04, 2016 10:03 AM |

Extraordinary discovery yields more successes

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Study suggests human impact has created a ‘plastic planet’

Study suggests human impact has created a ‘plastic planet’

Posted by ap507 at Jan 27, 2016 11:50 AM |

Researchers lead Anthropocene study into lasting effects of plastic on land and oceans

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Hard evidence for a human-driven Earth

Hard evidence for a human-driven Earth

Posted by ap507 at Jan 07, 2016 07:55 PM |

Researchers involved in study into new geological epoch - the Anthropocene

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Archaeologists recover Iron Age pottery at site in Welford

Archaeologists recover Iron Age pottery at site in Welford

Posted by ap507 at Jan 07, 2016 04:55 PM |

Team also found structural evidence of an Iron Age roundhouse

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Study suggests ancient communities resisted farming practices

Study suggests ancient communities resisted farming practices

Posted by ap507 at Jan 06, 2016 10:38 AM |

Stone tools reveal delay in move to domesticated grains

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2015 in news -  a selection of key stories from across the year

2015 in news - a selection of key stories from across the year

Posted by ap507 at Dec 21, 2015 03:40 PM |

News highlights from throughout 2015

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Maintaining and preserving changing churches

Maintaining and preserving changing churches

Posted by pt91 at Dec 15, 2015 11:00 PM |

Christmas conference held at University of Leicester on 14 and 15 December hosted Loyd Grossman, chair of the Churches Conservation Trust

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Archaeologists run for hat-trick of awards

Archaeologists run for hat-trick of awards

Posted by ap507 at Dec 11, 2015 12:10 PM |

Burrough Hill Project up for Current Archaeology Awards

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Archaeologists discover evidence of Roman and medieval Leicester

Archaeologists discover evidence of Roman and medieval Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Dec 10, 2015 10:50 AM |

Team reveals insights into Roman and medieval domestic life beneath former city centre bus depot

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Students to create audio tour as part of a city council conservation project

Students to create audio tour as part of a city council conservation project

Posted by ap507 at Dec 09, 2015 02:05 PM |

Tour to cover Leicester's Greyfriars Conservation Area

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University to host major conferences in 2016

University to host major conferences in 2016

Posted by er134 at Nov 26, 2015 04:40 PM |

National and international events to bring in more than £1 million revenue to city

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Richard III, College Court and University arts centre celebrated at regional tourism awards

Richard III, College Court and University arts centre celebrated at regional tourism awards

Posted by pt91 at Nov 06, 2015 03:40 PM |

Projects involving our University score gold awards

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Student ‘written off’ after failing his A-Levels starts PhD at Leicester

Student ‘written off’ after failing his A-Levels starts PhD at Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Nov 03, 2015 11:04 AM |

After failing his A-levels Richard Evans, who was diagnosed with dyslexia during his degree, achieved highest ever dissertation mark recorded in his department

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Leicester Cathedral named one of the top five most haunted places in the Midlands

Leicester Cathedral named one of the top five most haunted places in the Midlands

Posted by ap507 at Oct 28, 2015 10:20 AM |

Richard III's ghost ranked among the spookiest sightings in the region

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Leicester researchers to speak at Documentary Media Month events

Leicester researchers to speak at Documentary Media Month events

Posted by ap507 at Oct 23, 2015 09:50 AM |

Events taking place throughout November on bioarchaeology and media

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Lecture to explore early recorded medical observations of the female body

Lecture to explore early recorded medical observations of the female body

Posted by ap507 at Oct 19, 2015 12:21 PM |

Annual Dorothy Buchan Lecture 'Women's Bodies in Ancient Medicine' taking place on 10 November

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Ice Age ‘economic migrants’ in Europe unearthed

Ice Age ‘economic migrants’ in Europe unearthed

Posted by ap507 at Oct 15, 2015 11:35 AM |

New excavation in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, to save flint artefacts from impact of erosion

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Survey reveals new archaeological findings at threatened ancient harbour

Survey reveals new archaeological findings at threatened ancient harbour

Posted by ap507 at Oct 14, 2015 01:32 PM |

Ancient artefacts discovered at Dreamer's Bay in Akrotiri peninsula in Cyprus

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Over 150 academics sign up as University experts

Over 150 academics sign up as University experts

Posted by ap507 at Oct 01, 2015 01:30 PM |

Researchers from a wide variety of academic disciplines have joined the University's Experts Guide, providing informed opinion in response to topical news

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

The University will host the Parish Church Interiors in Changing Times Conference, to be held 14-15 December 2015 - now open for registration

New Major/Minor Degree Pathways, available for students starting in 2016-17.

Members of our department showcase interdisciplinary research with 3D printed replica of King Richard III at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Dr Neil Christie and Debbie Miles-Williams win awards at the University of Leicester Student Awards 2015.

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education - for the work of ULAS and the School in public archaeology and public engagement

Operation Nightingale - Award-winning collaboration with Ministry of Defence and TimeTeam

Richard III's remains to be re-interred in Leicester Cathedral

OBE for Richard Buckley for services to archaeology, and Current Archaeology's 'Archaeologist of the Year'!

4th in the UK for archaeology - in the Guardian's University Guide

Richard III work also wins European Excellence Award 2013 Times Higher Education Research Project of the YearCurrent Archaeology research project of the year; gold in CASE Circle of Excellence Awards 2013.

Corpses of Criminals Project Prof. Sarah Tarlow’s Wellcome Trust funded project

Trans-Sahara project Prof. David Mattingly’s European Research Council funded project

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