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How can South Asian archaeology be written more equitably?

Rewriting World Archaeology: South Asia is a mentoring programme led by Antiquity and Durham University Department of Archaeology that will mentor early career researchers from South Asia.
Colourful world map

Hands-on and fun: enhancing museum education in Jordan

Practical workshops are helping to invigorate young Jordanians' interest in their heritage.
Primary school children in Amman, Jordan as part of the 'Learning from Multicultural Amman' project

Departmental delegation to India creates exciting opportunities

We recently took part in a delegation along with the Department of Education to collaborate with academic institutions and archaeological organisations in India. We are all looking forward to working together to manage cultural heritage sustainably.
Colleagues from Durham University and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Archaeology Departments

Durham UNESCO Chair team contributing to World Heritage Nomination bid in Nepal

The site of Tilaurakot, located in southwest Nepal, represents one of the best-preserved ancient cities within South Asia. Applying evidence uncovered through recent archaeological investigations supported by Durham University, the Government of Nepal is now preparing Tilaurakot for nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Excavation of a structure beyond the causeway outside the Eastern Gateway

Alumni Spotlight: Danielle Silverman

Learn about the career of Danielle Silverman, who studied for a BA in Archaeology between 2015-2018. Now she is studying for a PhD in anthropology at the University of Illinois.
Headshot of Durham Archaeology alumna Danielle Silverman

Brenda Heywood (2 February 1929 – 20 December 2022)

Remembering Durham alumna Brenda Heywood
Black and white photograph of Brenda Haywood in graduation robes

Evidence suggests Vikings brought animals to Britain

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.
Archaeological excavation of a Viking burial mound

Students discover the first warrior stela in its archaeological context

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.
Students excavating warrior stelae

Neanderthals: the oldest art in the world wasn’t made by Homo sapiens

Professor Paul Pettitt, from our Department of Archaeology, sheds some light on Neanderthal art.
Cave paintings

New study reveals evidence of early Ice Age writing and what it meant

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.
Image of Horse drawn onto the wall of Niaux Cave (Ari├Ęge, France) around 15,000 years ago. Credit - Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann

Reading our Future in the Bones of Children Past

An interview with Christian Harkensee and Rebecca Gowland discussing what the past can reveal about the social forces that shape modern health crises.
headshots of Christian Harkensee and Rebecca Gowland holding skull

Forensic Archaeology and Human Rights: Where the past meets the present

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.
Rebecca Gowland