News archive - 2012

Unlocking Cornwall's Bronze Age past

A modern day boat builder is being challenged to recreate the oldest boat ever found in western Europe, dating to around 2000 BC.

Humanities strengthens links with India at Royal Society seminar

The Archaeology Department is hosting a 3-day Scientific Seminar, funded through the Royal Society’s India-UK Scientific Seminar scheme, for a small group of early and mid-career archaeometallurgists and archaeologists from UK and India.

Ice Age mariners from Europe were among America's first people

Some of the earliest humans to inhabit America came from Europe according to a new book.

800-year-old farmers could teach us how to protect the Amazon

In the face of mass deforestation of the Amazon, we could learn from its earliest inhabitants who managed their farmland sustainably.

Students un-earth Archaeology Careers advice

June saw another successful student-led Archaeology Careers Fair with several alumni attending the event including Archaeologist Professor Mick Aston.

Bronze Age boat project reaches milestone

The University of Exeter’s ambitious prehistoric boat building project has reached a milestone with the laying of the keel, which forms the backbone of the vessel.

Making sense of an historic landscape

For the countryside to avoid becoming as homogenised as the High Street we need to learn from how it evolved; according to a new book by a University of Exeter archaeologist.

Archaeological dig in Devon unearths Roman influence

Excavations are underway to unearth the mysteries of Devon’s newly discovered settlement dating back to Roman times.

Humanities split-site PhD project spans across UK and India

Humanities strengthens bond with India as spilt-site PhD progresses with National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

PhD student awarded by the Government of Romania for contributions in the field of archaeology

Archaeology PhD student Ciprian Ardelean has won a prestigious award from the Government of Romania for his outstanding contributions in the field of archaeology.

College professors appointed research strategy leaders

Two academics from the College of Humanities have been appointed to lead themes from the University’s brand new research strategy for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).

The Paddon Award - an arts competition

The University of Exeter is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2013 Paddon Award.