News and events

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!

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News and Events

As China opens the world's longest glass-bottomed bridge, researcher highlights how glass was a ‘symbol of power’ to ancient cultures

As China opens the world's longest glass-bottomed bridge, researcher highlights how glass was a ‘symbol of power’ to ancient cultures

Posted by ap507 at Aug 24, 2016 11:21 AM |

Dr Chloe Duckworth from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History outlines how power and prestige drove ancient technology

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Second successful season of fieldwork for archaeology students concludes

Second successful season of fieldwork for archaeology students concludes

Posted by ap507 at Aug 10, 2016 01:10 PM |

More than 80 students have had the opportunity to get hands-on with an excavation at Bradgate Park

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Monkeys and chimpanzees have created their own archaeological sites dating back hundreds of years

Monkeys and chimpanzees have created their own archaeological sites dating back hundreds of years

Posted by ap507 at Jul 22, 2016 11:24 AM |

Dr Huw Barton examines how recent research into primates has opened up an entirely new realm of archaeology

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Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered at Rothley

Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered at Rothley

Posted by ap507 at Jul 21, 2016 11:36 AM |

Project investigates how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places

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New cave discoveries shed light on Native and European religious encounters in the Americas

New cave discoveries shed light on Native and European religious encounters in the Americas

Posted by ap507 at Jul 19, 2016 09:20 AM |

British Museum and Leicester-led research uncovers new evidence in Caribbean

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Expert opinions cover childbirth and the media, Juno's goals and Theresa May

Expert opinions cover childbirth and the media, Juno's goals and Theresa May

Posted by ap507 at Jul 18, 2016 01:55 PM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 14 - 20 July

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Renowned theatre cast including actor Ralph Fiennes pay tribute to Leicester in their reimagining of Shakespeare's Richard III

Renowned theatre cast including actor Ralph Fiennes pay tribute to Leicester in their reimagining of Shakespeare's Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Jul 12, 2016 10:41 AM |

University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) co-director Dr Richard Buckley said he welcomed the alternative retelling

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Archaeologists discover rare evidence of Late Roman official in Leicester

Archaeologists discover rare evidence of Late Roman official in Leicester

Posted by er134 at Jul 07, 2016 12:35 PM |

ULAS team discovers elaborate belt buckle on skeleton suggesting Late Roman military or civilian elite

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Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology to bring our past to life

Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology to bring our past to life

Posted by ap507 at Jun 29, 2016 09:55 AM |

Free public event on Saturday 16 – Sunday 31 July supported by our University

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Richard III is number 1

Richard III is number 1

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2016 03:18 PM |

Monarch whose remains were found in Leicester is top of the history polls for second year running

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Bradgate Park mysteries to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Bradgate Park mysteries to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2016 11:05 AM |

Free public event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 3 July

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Leicester archaeologists discover more hidden history beneath the ruins of the Jewry Wall Museum

Leicester archaeologists discover more hidden history beneath the ruins of the Jewry Wall Museum

Posted by ap507 at Jun 07, 2016 01:45 PM |

ULAS unearths Roman walls, pottery and human remains at popular city attraction

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Legacy of Smigielski on post-war central Leicester to be explored in symposium

Legacy of Smigielski on post-war central Leicester to be explored in symposium

Posted by pt91 at Jun 02, 2016 12:40 PM |

Free two-day event to take place on 1 and 2 July

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Second season of Bradgate Park fieldschool launched

Second season of Bradgate Park fieldschool launched

Posted by er134 at Jun 02, 2016 11:05 AM |

Archaeologists continue to unlock medieval and prehistoric secrets of popular tourist attraction from 6 June

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Richard III at the Sofia Science Festival

Richard III at the Sofia Science Festival

Posted by er134 at May 13, 2016 05:13 PM |

Leicester academics take the science behind the discovery to Bulgaria

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The Bulletin - Leicester researching how to reduce heart disease risk

The Bulletin - Leicester researching how to reduce heart disease risk

Posted by ngi2 at May 04, 2016 12:00 PM |

The latest news from the University of Leicester News Centre in under five minutes.

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Leicester films win prestigious Learning on Screen Awards

Leicester films win prestigious Learning on Screen Awards

Posted by ap507 at Apr 29, 2016 10:20 AM |

Videos showcasing HeForShe commitment and the genetic and genealogical analysis in the King Richard III case received awards at an event last night

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Leicester artist to reveal new animal bone artwork

Leicester artist to reveal new animal bone artwork

Posted by ap507 at Apr 28, 2016 12:51 PM |

The animal bone-inspired exhibition, entitled ‘The Reliquary Project’, will be unveiled on Friday 6 May by Jo Dacombe at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester

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The Bulletin - Leicester research reveals hit and run motives

The Bulletin - Leicester research reveals hit and run motives

Posted by ngi2 at Apr 20, 2016 05:00 PM |

The latest news from the University of Leicester News Centre in under five minutes.

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Benefits of archaeology to communities unearthed at events on campus and Bradgate Park

Benefits of archaeology to communities unearthed at events on campus and Bradgate Park

Posted by ap507 at Apr 18, 2016 01:05 PM |

Three-day programme exploring the theme ‘Archaeology in context’ to run at the University from 20-22 April

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