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11 fully funded PhD positions in Ancient Heritage Studies

11 fully funded PhD positions in Ancient Heritage Studies

The doctoral program in Ancient Heritage of the Universities of Venice, Udine and Trieste, is one of the largest of its kind in Italy. 
European Master in Classical Studies

European Master in Classical Studies

The European Master in Classical Cultures (EMCC) now accepts applications for the 2024/25 academic year. 
Britain industrialised over a century earlier than history books claim

Britain industrialised over a century earlier than history books claim

Millions of historical employment records show the British workforce turned sharply towards manufacturing jobs during the 1600s.
Portrait of Alexander the Great found near Ringsted

Portrait of Alexander the Great found near Ringsted

The discovery of a bronze fitting near Ringsted with a portrait of Alexander the Great arouses wonder in archaeologist Freerk Oldenburger.
Pompeii: banqueting room has emerged from the new excavations

Pompeii: banqueting room has emerged from the new excavations

A spectacular banqueting room with elegant black walls has been brought to light during the excavations in insula 10 of Regio IX at Pompeii .
Discovery of pottery rewrites Aboriginal history

Discovery of pottery rewrites Aboriginal history

The discovery is challenging the idea that Aboriginal Australian communities were unaware of pottery manufacture before European settlement.
Make yourself at home… 40,000 years ago

Make yourself at home… 40,000 years ago

An UdeM study unveils fresh insights into how Neanderthals and Homo sapiens organized their living spaces at the Riparo Bombrini site in northern Italy.
The hidden role of the Milky Way in ancient Egyptian mythology

The hidden role of the Milky Way in ancient Egyptian mythology

A new study sheds light on the relationship between the Milky Way and the Egyptian sky-goddess Nut.
Repatriation of a Proto-corinthian oinochoe

Repatriation of a Proto-corinthian oinochoe

An ancient artefact that had been removed during German occupation was returned to Greece by the Municipality of Hannover and the August Kestner Museum.
The prevalence of equifinality in archaeological interpretation

The prevalence of equifinality in archaeological interpretation

MeatEater, Inc. sheds new light on ancient stone knives and showcasing the importance of testing and looking for equifinality.
Prehistoric henge reveals centuries-old sacred site in Lincolnshire

Prehistoric henge reveals centuries-old sacred site in Lincolnshire

Archaeologists from Newcastle University have unearthed evidence for an evolving sacred landscape spanning centuries in Crowland, Lincolnshire.
Medieval belt hook found near Kamień Pomorski

Medieval belt hook found near Kamień Pomorski

A late medieval belt hook for hanging keys or a purse was found near Kamień Pomorski (West Pomerania).
The early herding communities of the Southern Iberian Peninsula

The early herding communities of the Southern Iberian Peninsula

The study of the feeding pattern of sheep in the Cueva de El Toro, Malaga, some 7,200 years ago demonstrates that livestock management practices of the Western Mediterranean during the Old Neolithic were far more varied than believed until now.
Finds at Schöningen show wood was crucial raw material 300,000 years ago

Finds at Schöningen show wood was crucial raw material 300,000 years ago

During archaeological excavations in the Schöningen open-cast coal mine in 1994, the discovery of the oldest, remarkably well-preserved hunting weapons known to humanity caused an international sensation.
ICON. Art and Meaning in Aegean Seal Images

ICON. Art and Meaning in Aegean Seal Images

ICON, with its 1800 illustrations, is the first comprehensive iconographic analysis of the Aegean seal images.
The 7th Annual Meeting of the Necropoleis Research Network

The 7th Annual Meeting of the Necropoleis Research Network

The meeting will be held in Istanbul on October 7-9, 2024 and is hosted by the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT).
Excavations at the Mount Ellanio summit

Excavations at the Mount Ellanio summit

A team from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus and the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece has been exploring the summit of Mount Ellanio...
Medieval papal bull found near Wysoka Kamieńska

Medieval papal bull found near Wysoka Kamieńska

A fragment of a medieval leaden papal bull has been discovered near Wysoka Kamieńska (West Pomeranian Voivodeship).
The first-ever look at growth rates in the oldest-known dinosaurs

The first-ever look at growth rates in the oldest-known dinosaurs

This is actually the first time that anyone’s been able to take a look at these earliest dinosaurs, especially in the context of other animals in their world.
Last chance to record archaic Greek language ‘heading for extinction’

Last chance to record archaic Greek language ‘heading for extinction’

A new data crowdsourcing platform aims to preserve the sound of Romeyka, an endangered millennia-old variety of Greek.
Paleolithic tool-making sites and the migration routes of elephants

Paleolithic tool-making sites and the migration routes of elephants

Archaeologists identified a ceremonial link between Paleolithic stone quarrying and tool-making sites and the migration routes of elephants.
Art of Intimidation: Journey to Ancient Assyria

Art of Intimidation: Journey to Ancient Assyria

In a new Snapchat feature, a richly garbed palace overseer welcomes visitors to the  exhibition at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East.
When Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

When Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

New research reveals that chickens were widely raised across southern Central Asia from 400 BCE through medieval periods and likely dispersed along the ancient Silk Road.
Early medieval farmsteads from the Iron Age in Werne

Early medieval farmsteads from the Iron Age in Werne

Archaeologists have brought to light several medieval farmsteads and burials from the Iron Age near Werne, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany.
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