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History / Archeology - 03.07.2018
Archaeologists reveal castle’s medieval secrets
Volunteers, students and staff at the Auckland Castle excavation site. Credit: Jamie Sproates, courtesy of The Auckland Project. Medieval mysteries, hidden beneath the grounds of a 900-year-old British castle, have been uncovered during a major archaeological excavation. More than 90 archaeologists, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and volunteers from Durham University and The Auckland Project spent a month peeling back the centuries at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, as part of the latest excavation at the former home of the powerful Prince Bishops of Durham.

History / Archeology - Health - 28.06.2018
Shell shock stories and beyond
The psychological trauma experienced by soldiers during the First World War - and relatives who have been traumatised by researching their family's history of the conflict - will be the focus of a new community engagement project led by academics at the University of Nottingham.

Chemistry - History / Archeology - 27.06.2018
Proof Positive: Craft Beer is a thing of the Past
University of Glasgow research identifies barley beer in Bronze Age Mesopotamian drinking vessels People living some 3500 years ago in Mesopotamia, which now is modern-day Iraq, enjoyed a pint as much as we do today.

History / Archeology - Event - 21.06.2018
Mysterious 11,000-year-old skull headdresses go on display in Cambridge
Three 11,500-year-old deer skull headdresses - excavated from a world-renowned archaeological site in Yorkshire - will go on display, one for the first time, at Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) from today. The most mysterious objects found at Star Carr are 33 deer skull headdresses.

History / Archeology - 07.06.2018
Forgotten corner of Europe brought back to life thanks to artificial intelligence
A lost world in a former empire in Europe has been brought to life thanks to University of Bristol researchers who used artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to analyse 47,000 multilingual pages from newspapers dating back to 1873. The study, published in Historical Methods , aimed to discover whether historical changes could be detected from the collective content of local newspapers from the Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 31.05.2018
First Peoples: two ancient ancestries ’reconverged’ with settling of South America
New research using ancient DNA finds that a population split after people first arrived in North America was maintained for millennia before mixing again before or during the expansion of humans into the southern continent. The lab-based science should only be a part of the research. We need to work with Indigenous communities in a more holistic way Dr Christiana Scheib Recent research has suggested that the first people to enter the Americas split into two ancestral branches, the northern and southern, and that the "southern branch" gave rise to all populations in Central and South America.

History / Archeology - Economics - 17.05.2018
Ice-core study sheds light on ancient European civilisations
A study published in PNAS offer new insights into how European civilisations and their economies developed over time - finding links between levels of lead pollution trapped in Greenland ice and significant historical events, such as plagues, wars and imperial expansion. Image credit: Shutterstock Oxford University scientists have played a key role in a collaboration studying ice sheets in Greenland, which has shed light on pollution produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Earth Sciences - History / Archeology - 03.05.2018
Scientists call for ’open-skies’ imagery policy over Israel and Palestine
A 2013 CNES/Airbus satellite image of a new site that could be identified because looting pits over the site are visible on high-resolution satellite imagery. Map data ©2018 Google. New Oxford University research has called for an 'open-skies policy' around the availability of high resolution satellite imagery of Israel and Palestine.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 19.04.2018
Dodo’s violent death revealed
World famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot in the back of the head - breakthrough evidence revealed through new research by the University of Oxford's Museum of Natural History and WMG at the University of Warwick The Oxford Dodo is the only dodo specimen in the world to contain soft tissue and extractable DNA "This discovery reveals important new information about the history of the Oxford Dodo," says Professor Paul Smith from the Universit

History / Archeology - Physics - 19.04.2018
Red and yellow paint on Antonine Wall
Dr Louisa Campbell with the Summerston distance stone at The Hunterian Museum University of Glasgow archaeologist using cutting edge technology on remnants of the Antonine Wall has shown parts of it were painted in bright colours. Dr Louisa Campbell's research, which has used x-ray and laser technology to analyse parts of the Roman Empire's most north-western frontier, showed it was painted with vibrant red and yellows.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 10.04.2018
Wildlife haven of Sulawesi much younger than first thought
An Oxford University collaboration has shed light on the origins of some of South East Asia's most iconic and unique wildlife; the 'deer-pig' (Sulawesi Babirusa), 'warty pig' and the 'miniature buffalo.' In doing so, the research has revealed that Sulawesi, the island paradise where they were discovered, is younger than previously thought.

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 05.04.2018
WW1 Prisoner of War letters published 100 years after being written
The letters speak of love, longing, worry and war. A prisoner of war and his family writing to each other to ease the pain of separation during the First World War. Now seven months of correspondence, between Professor Archibald Allan Bowman and his wife Mabel, will be published by the University of Glasgow on the centenary of the day they were first written.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 21.03.2018
Macaques choose stone tools based on own size and strength
Macaques appear to select stone tools to crack open oil palm nuts based on the size and strength of their own body, rather than the optimum weight and size of the stone, to make the process more efficient, according to new research led by UCL.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 21.03.2018
Oldest DNA from Africa offers clues to ancient cultures
One of the Taforalt skeletons under excavation by Louise Humphrey of the Natural History Museum and part of the frontal of a LSA human skull. Photo Credit: Ian Cartwright, School of Archaeology. The discovery of DNA - the oldest ever obtained from ancient African remains, has shed light on the continent's prehistoric migration patterns and cultures.

History / Archeology - 21.03.2018
Research sheds new light on prehistory of Dravidian languages and their speakers
Using new linguistic analyses, a study, co-authored by the University of Bristol, has shown that the Dravidian languages - spoken by 220 million people across South Asia, date back to about 4,500 years ago. The findings, published today in the journal Royal Society Open Science , shed new light on the prehistory of these languages, of which there are around 80 varieties, and their speakers.

Earth Sciences - History / Archeology - 19.03.2018
Volcanic eruption influenced Iceland’s conversion to Christianity
Memories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, new research suggests. With a firm date for the eruption, many entries in medieval chronicles snap into place as likely consequences. Clive Oppenheimer A team of scientists and medieval historians, led by the University of Cambridge, has used information contained within ice cores and tree rings to accurately date a massive volcanic eruption, which took place soon after the island was first settled.

History / Archeology - 09.03.2018
Going ballistic! Science meets conservation on The Mary Rose
Major advances into how to protect and preserve a huge haul of cannonballs found on Henry VIII's flagship vessel The Mary Rose, have been made through a ground-breaking partnership between UCL, The Mary Rose and Diamond Light Source. The Mary Rose is a famous Tudor ship that sank in 1545 and was raised from the sea in 1982, when 1,200 cannonballs were discovered.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 22.02.2018
Beaker culture in Britain came about through large-scale migration
Beaker pottery and culture spread through large-scale migration of people and through the exchange of new ideas, according to new research by an international team involving UCL scientists. The study involved analysis of ancient-DNA data from 400 prehistoric skeletons drawn from sites across Europe. It is the largest study of ancient human DNA ever conducted.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 19.02.2018
Ancient genome study identifies traces of indigenous "Taíno" in present-day Caribbean populations
A thousand-year-old tooth has provided genetic evidence that the so-called "Taíno", the first indigenous Americans to feel the full impact of European colonisation after Columbus arrived in the New World, still have living descendants in the Caribbean today. It has always been clear that people in the Caribbean have Native American ancestry, but it was difficult to prove whether this was specifically indigenous to the Caribbean, until now.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 14.02.2018
The history of domestication: a rabbit’s tale
Wild rabbits are widely thought to have been first tamed in 600 A.D. by French monks, when they were prized as food as a 'meat substitute' during Lent. But, according to Oxford University research, that isn't true. Domestication, which is often defined as 'the process of taming an animal and keeping it as a pet or on a farm, and the cultivation of a plant for food', can be dated using historical and archaeological records.