Our archaeologists have found what they say is the first solid scientific evidence suggesting that Vikings crossed the North Sea to Britain with dogs and horses.
Last summer, a group of Durham Archaeology students took part in a very special discovery: the first Late Bronze Age (c. 1200-900 BC) warrior stela found in its original context in Iberia.
A research team including two Durham University academics have decoded the meaning of markings seen in Ice Age drawings, and in doing so found evidence of early writing dating back at least 14,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Professor Rebecca Gowland from our Department of Archaeology shares her research insights and reflects on how the deceased are incorporated into discussions of human rights.
New book by Professor Paul Pettitt examines how novel scientific advances are transforming our understanding of human evolution
'Homo Sapiens Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution Rewriting Our Origins' by Professor Paul Pettitt explores how our ancestors developed and innovated during the Palaeolithic period.
This summer, teams from Durham worked as part of the Delta Survey project in the north Nile Delta, where a further 9 sites were surveyed.
Professor Paul Pettitt from the Department of Archaeology investigates how understanding our ancestors' diets can reveal crucial information about their varying degrees of evolutionary success.