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Indus populations were the earliest people to use complex, year-long multi-cropping strategies

Indus populations were the earliest people to use complex, year-long multi-cropping strategies

Thought to have arrived from China in 2000 BC, latest research shows sustainable domesticated rice agriculture in India and Pakistan existed centuries earlier, and suggests systems of seasonal crop variation that would have provided a rich and diverse diet for the Bronze Age residents of the Indus valley.

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Roger Bland today announced as a British Academy’s President’s Medal winner

Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute, Bland receives recognition for his contribution to the protection, and academic and public understanding, of Britain’s cultural heritage

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Ancient dental plaque sheds new light on the diet of Mesolithic foragers in the Balkans

Micro-fossils trapped in dental calculus reveal that Late Mesolithic foragers were consuming domesticated plant foods c. 6600 BC, almost 400 years earlier than previously thought.

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Radio 4 In 'Our Time' broadcast with Simon Stoddart

Simon Stoddart discusses The Bronze Age Collapse, the name given by many historians to what appears to have been a sudden, uncontrolled destruction of dominant civilizations around 1200 BC in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean and Anatolia.

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Radio 4 Must Farm broadcast with Cyprian Broodbank

Cyprian Broodbank explains how the Must Farm excavation is transforming our understanding of Bronze Age life on BBC Radio 4's 'Start the Week' programme

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Research on ancient writing systems wins major award

Philippa Steele, of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Classics and a McDonald Institute Fellow, has been awarded a major European grant to run the project 'Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems' (CREWS)

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