Archaeology news

Archaeology academics work published in Nature

Staff of the Archaeology subject area are co-authors on two papers on ancient DNA in the international journal of Science, Nature. (Published 22 February, 2017)

Industrial action

Information for students on proposed strike action at the University of Edinburgh. (Published 19 February, 2017)

Study links Neolithic weapons to injuries

PhD candidate Meaghan Dyer and Dr Linda Fibiger have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to identify blunt force weapons from the European Neolithic by injuries left. (Published 7 December, 2017)

Students’ ‘roundhouse’ models on display in the Student Research Room

Models produced by students of the Archaeology of Architecture and Space, Place and Time go on display in the Student Study Room. (Published 15 November, 2017)

Staff academic activity and publications, October 2017

Academic activity and publications by School of History, Classics and Archaeology academic staff for the month of October 2017. (Published 7 November, 2017)

Meet the HCA Student Ambassadors

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the recruitment of Student Ambassadors. (Published 6 November, 2017)

AHRC doctoral award competition now open

The University of Edinburgh is seeking outstanding applicants for doctoral AHRC studentships. (Published 31 October, 2017)

Publications success for HCA staff

A run-down of publications by School of History, Classics and Archaeology academic staff for the month of September 2017. (Published 31 October, 2017)

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz - Dutch National Archaeology Days

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz has been trialling sustainable building based on ancient lives in Almere, the Netherlands, as part of the 2017 Dutch National Archaeology Days. (Published 26 October, 2017)

Staff elected to Young Academy of Europe

Two members of the School’s academic staff have recently been elected a Fellow and a Board Member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). (Published 25 September 2017)

Gain paid work experience as an HCA Student Ambassador

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) is recruiting for the new position of HCA Student Ambassador. There are 20 paid opportunities available for current students to apply for. (Published 9 August, 2017)

Students take part in Spanish excavation

Fifteen archaeology students from the School are taking part in a three-week dig in Spain at a Roman garrison of the late Roman Republic. (Published 31 July, 2017)

Congratulations to our prizewinners

Congratulations to all our prizewinners! (Published 10 July, 2017)

Results - Who to contact

You can contact a range of people within the School if you need to speak with someone about your result. (Published 15 June 2017)

Dr Rowland shows work at National Museum of Scotland

Dr Joanne Rowland answered questions about her excavation projects at an event as part of the National Museum of Scotland’s exhibition ‘The Tomb’. (Published 11 May 2017)

Event celebrates publications by School staff

Staff recently marked the publishing successes by academics within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. (Published 15 Feb, 2017)

Society success in awards

Two HCA School societies have been nominated for EUSA awards.

Dr Romankiewicz on BBC Radio

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz appeared on BBC Radio Shetland to discuss brochs. (Published 30 Jan, 2017)

Dr Fernández-Götz Elected to the Young Academy of Europe

The School congratulates Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz , who has been elected as a member of the Young Academy of Europe. (Published 3 February, 2017)

Ian Ralston elected to the Academia Europaea

The School congratulates Professor Ian Ralston, who has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea.

Building (Ancient) Lives document launched

A best practice document for Aberdeenshire roundhouses will be launched as part of the Building (Ancient) Lives project.

Postgraduate Open Day

If you’re considering postgraduate study with the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, then the Postgraduate Open Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more. (Published 1 Nov 2016)

Winners of School Scholarships announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the winners of Scholarships for Academic Excellence and Robertson International Scholarships. (Published 31 Oct 2016)

Lecturer Awarded Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology warmly congratulates Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Lecturer in Archaeology, who is winner of a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology. (Published 24 Oct 2016)

Recent archaeology and classics graduate wins Global Prize

Recent HCA graduate Alicia Núñez García has won a global student prize at the Undergraduate Awards. (Published on 5 Oct 2016)

Obituary: Professor Emeritus Edgar Peltenburg

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend and colleague Professor Eddie Peltenburg who passed away recently. Gordon Thomas, an honorary fellow with us, and someone who worked with Eddie for many years, has written about Eddie's life. (Published 6th Sept, 2016)

Scotland's rock art in context; Dr Barnett leads the first major research project focusing on British rock art

Dr Tertia Barnett, will lead the first major research project focusing on British prehistoric rock art, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). (Published 22nd June 2016)

Postgraduate success in securing Innovation Initiative Grant

Meaghan Dyer, 1st year Osteoarchaeology PhD student, receives an Edinburgh University Innovation Initiative Grant .(Published 27th May 2016)

Dr Linda Fibiger takes part in EU project

Dr Linda Fibiger recently joined artists, anthropologists and scientists from 11 European countries for a kick-off meeting of the TRACES project, which will explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in transmitting contentious cultural heritages in contemporary Europe. (Published 25 May 2016)

Turf houses kept researchers warm and safe

Archaeologists have put early medieval turf houses to the test in storm conditions. (Published 17 March 2016)