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Richard III - Case closed after 529 years

DNA and genealogical study confirms identity of remains found in Leicester and uncovers new truths about his appearance and Plantagenet linineage.

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'Bronze Age Bureaucracy' wins 2014 Frank Moore Cross Award

Nicholas Postgate's book 'Bronze Age Bureaucracy: writing and the practice of government in Assyria' has been awarded the 2014 Frank Moore Cross Award.

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Joan Oates receives British Academy award

Joan Oates receives British Academy award

The 2014 Grahame Clark Medal awarded to Joan Oates, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

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Agriculture facilitated permanent human occupation of The Tibetan Plateau after 3600 BP

Martin Jones of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research publishes in Science with Chinese scholars to show how Agriculture facilitated permanent human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau after 3600 BP

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Kate Spence Guest on 'In Our Time' Hatshepsut Broadcast

Dr Kate Spence, Division of Archaeology (University of Cambridge), participated in a BBC Radio 4 broadcast about the Egyptian pharaoh, Hatshepsut.

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DNA recovered from a 37,000-year-old fossil skeleton from Russia shows a deep, shared ancestry of Europeans

DNA recovered from a 37,000-year-old fossil skeleton from Russia shows a deep, shared ancestry of Europeans

An international team of researchers, including Dr Philip Nigst, Division of Archaeology (University of Cambridge), recovered DNA from a fossil of one of the earliest known Europeans.

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