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Living and learning on the Bronze Age Tell of Sz√°zhalombatta

I will be giving a lecture at the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb, Croatia on 20th November 2014. My¬†talk, entitled Living and Learning on the Bronze Age Tell at Sz√°zhalombatta, discusses some of the finds and interpretations of the excavations at this important site which she co-directs with Dr Magdolna Vicze (Matrica Museum) and Dr Marie Louise Stig S√łrensen (University of Cambridge). Continue reading →

A Centre for Anthropology at the University of Southampton

The field of anthropology is currently thriving internationally, and there is an increasing interest in it amongst prospective students and the wider public. Anthropologists often intervene in the contemporary debates on the major issues of the day, from the current financial crisis and the associated notions of debt and informal economies, to global migration, and to environmental matters. Continue reading →

Adriatic Without Borders

If you happen to be in Italy, why not pop along to the exhibition currently running at Castello di Udine? ¬†The exhibition,¬†Adriatico Senza Confini,¬†showcases¬†cultural contact around¬†the Adriatic Sea¬†between 6000-4000 BC and ¬†includes work by Helen Farr on navigation and seafaring. It will be¬†running¬†until the¬†22 February 2015, see exhibition page above, or take a look at their¬†facebook¬†page. Continue reading →

The Sea and Me: Public Event 22nd Nov

Saturday 22nd November 10am – 5pm Free This event will bring together researchers, local cultural institutions, and the wider public for a series of talks, workshops, and hands-on activities around the theme of The Sea. We’ll be considering¬†everything from pirates to shipwrecks to¬†sound and the sea. As a port city, Southampton has a long history of interaction with the sea and the industries surrounding it. Continue reading →

New BA (hons) Archaeology and Anthropology degree at Southampton University

Now recruiting for 2015 entry, the University of Southampton is pleased to announce our new BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology. Based in the Department of Archaeology, this exciting programme draws from Social Sciences and Humanities and gives students the opportunity to understand human social organization and behaviour both past and present, using wide ranging methods from ethnography to the study of artefacts. Continue reading →

Earliest Cave Paintings feature on Human Universe with Brian Cox

Hand stencils and other cave art, in El Castillo Cave, Spain features in the BBC Two documentary Human Universe, to be broadcast on 4th November. Some of the art in El Castillo Cave was recently dated by my team, showing¬†it to be the earliest in Europe, dating to at least 40,800 years ago. In the show, Brian Cox suggests the art demonstrates the ability of these early painters to envision not just the past and the present, but also the future. Continue reading →