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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!
Grey Friars mystery: Richard III’s neighbour burial probably female

Grey Friars mystery: Richard III’s neighbour burial probably female

Posted by uatemp13 at Oct 30, 2013 01:53 PM |

Further details emerge of identity of remains in stone tomb

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Discovery of Richard III an 'extraordinary outcome'

Discovery of Richard III an 'extraordinary outcome'

Posted by er134 at Oct 30, 2013 01:35 PM |

Worldwide significance of University research commented on by The Rt Hon David Willetts MP

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Lecture to explore portrayal of Roman Women in Silent Cinema

Lecture to explore portrayal of Roman Women in Silent Cinema

Posted by er134 at Oct 25, 2013 11:55 AM |

‘Globally-recognised’ scholar to speak at Thirteenth Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 29 October

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East Midlands universities consortium gets £14.6 million boost for arts and humanities

East Midlands universities consortium gets £14.6 million boost for arts and humanities

Posted by pt91 at Oct 15, 2013 09:35 AM |

Leicester is one of six universities to benefit from project that will create 410 PhD studentships over five years

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Secretary of State for Justice expresses support for Richard III's reinterment in Leicester

Secretary of State for Justice expresses support for Richard III's reinterment in Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Oct 09, 2013 12:50 PM |

The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling responds during House of Commons Live Justice Questions session 8 October

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Insights into University discoveries in Archaeology publication

Insights into University discoveries in Archaeology publication

Posted by ap507 at Oct 09, 2013 12:30 PM |

British Archaeology magazine discusses the reinterment of Richard III and the Burrough Hill excavation

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Celebrating seven milestones in University's history

Celebrating seven milestones in University's history

Posted by ap507 at Sep 27, 2013 10:40 AM |

Legacy of Leicester campaign highlights world-class University achievements

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An egg-cellent insight into the history of chickens

An egg-cellent insight into the history of chickens

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 18, 2013 01:50 PM |

Research project to explore the relationship between people and poultry

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Leicester takes gold for Richard III discovery

Leicester takes gold for Richard III discovery

Posted by pt91 at Sep 11, 2013 09:15 PM |

Media handling of historic announcement receives international accolade

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New study reveals Richard III suffered from roundworm infection

New study reveals Richard III suffered from roundworm infection

Posted by pt91 at Sep 04, 2013 10:20 AM |

Archaeologists from the Search for Richard III have assisted in new analysis of the remains

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University archaeologists say it was a 'miracle' Richard III’s skeleton avoided destruction

University archaeologists say it was a 'miracle' Richard III’s skeleton avoided destruction

Posted by er134 at Aug 23, 2013 03:39 PM |

University of Leicester archaeologists describe massive disturbance on Grey Friars site on the first anniversary of the start of the Search for Richard III on 25 August

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Closing the gates on the Grey Friars site

Closing the gates on the Grey Friars site

Posted by uatemp13 at Aug 05, 2013 02:25 PM |

Archaeologists bid adieu to the dig site that kept on giving

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Grey Friars – the “site that keeps on giving”

Grey Friars – the “site that keeps on giving”

Posted by er134 at Aug 01, 2013 02:30 PM |

University of Leicester archaeologists have completed their second excavation of the Grey Friars church in Leicester

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Death, life, money and revolution: Leicester academics make their voices heard on academic discussion site

Death, life, money and revolution: Leicester academics make their voices heard on academic discussion site

Posted by pt91 at Aug 01, 2013 10:55 AM |

International academic magazine features pieces by a number of Leicester academics

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Richard III site: lifting the lid on the mystery coffin

Richard III site: lifting the lid on the mystery coffin

Posted by uatemp13 at Jul 24, 2013 09:35 AM |

University of Leicester archaeologists to exhume a 14th century stone coffin at the latest Grey Friars dig this week

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King Richard lll will get a raised tomb

King Richard lll will get a raised tomb

Posted by er134 at Jul 18, 2013 10:30 AM |

Leicester Cathedral announces £1 million reinterment plan

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The beginning of time: world’s oldest calendar may have been discovered by archaeologists

The beginning of time: world’s oldest calendar may have been discovered by archaeologists

Posted by er134 at Jul 17, 2013 12:17 PM |

University of Leicester archaeoastronomer advises archaeological team on their discovery of what could be the oldest calendarical monument in the world

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Keep up to date with Grey Friars dig news and more

Keep up to date with Grey Friars dig news and more

Posted by uatemp13 at Jul 17, 2013 10:40 AM |

Links to news on the continuing Grey Friars dig from around the web

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“Shocking” photograph in exhibition causes controversy among academics

“Shocking” photograph in exhibition causes controversy among academics

Posted by er134 at Jul 16, 2013 12:53 PM |

University of Leicester archaeologists criticise gallery for displaying an image of Damien Hirst holding severed head

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University of Leicester experts map Richard III’s grave in 3D

University of Leicester experts map Richard III’s grave in 3D

Posted by uatemp13 at Jul 10, 2013 02:27 PM |

Researchers use lasers and digital photographs to create highly detailed reconstruction of lost king’s resting place at Greyfriars

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

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

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

Thinking of doing a Masters in Archaeology or Ancient History? See the Masters Excellence Studentships. See also Open Scholarships 2014 for International Students. Closing dates - end May.

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.

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

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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