News - 2016

Archaeology news from 2016

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)

Revealing Scotland’s most important buildings

What are the most important buildings from the last 6000 years of Scottish history? A panel of experts revealed the buildings they believe have left a lasting impression. (Published 16 February 2016)