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Professor Paul Pettitt appears on Times Radio to discuss one of prehistory's biggest discoveries

One of archaeology’s most significant discoveries has received new publicity through Times Radio’s ‘On This Day’ feature in an interview with Professor Paul Pettitt.
Paul Pettitt

CODEX: Inspired by Lindisfarne Gospels 2022

Durham University will be bringing history to life and lighting up the North East in a new exhibition.
Light projection from the CODEX video and sound installation

Ancient dung reveals earliest evidence of farmed animals

Ancient dung has helped provide archaeologists with the earliest evidence of animals being farmed for food.
A person pours soil into a flotation machine to extract carbonised plant remains

Community excavation projects unveils local history

A collaborative community project involving our Department of Archaeology has unearthed thousands of artefacts from back gardens in a bid to reveal the history of a North East town.
Two school pupils digging in a test pit

Novel collaboration project aims to explore Ice Age through art

A new interdepartmental research collaboration between our Archaeology and Psychology Departments are experimenting with the online visual perceptions of Ice Age arts through their newly launched project website, Palaeo Vision: Do you see through Ice Age Eyes?
Ice age arts 2

Uncovering the mystery of the origins of dogs

One of the biggest unanswered questions about human prehistory is where dogs underwent domestication.
Close up of a grey wolf

Remembering Dr Abdulameer Al-Dafar (Al-Hamdani)

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of our friend, colleague, and Durham Archaeology Honorary Research Fellow Dr Abdulameer Al-Dafar (Al Hamdani).
Dr Al-Dafar

Neurodiversity and Archaeology

To mark Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022, the Department of Archaeology at Durham University hosted a panel discussion of archaeologists, students and professionals, who have either been diagnosed or are in assessment for various neurological conditions, such as autism, ADHD, dyscalculia and dyslexia.
poster, neurodiversity, panel

Novel Medieval climate change project wins prestigious €2m Grant

Leading researchers from our highly rated Departments of History and Archaeology have been chosen for a €2m European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.
ERC Grant

The Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection Statement on Ukraine

At a time when the cultural heritage of Ukraine is under very real and immediate threat, we send our support to the cultural heritage community in Ukraine and ask that all national and international agencies do their utmost to protect the country’s rich heritage from damage.
Exterior of Dawson building, Durham University

Launch of the Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection (DCCHP) and Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Endangered Archaeology

Virtual Launch - The Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection (DCCHP) and Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage – February 23, 2022

How can world archaeology be written more equitably?

#RewritingWorldArchaeology is a new writing workshop programme led by Antiquity & @ArcDurham that will mentor early career researchers from South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Colourful world map