Section Newsletter #10

November 2016

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the IoA World Archaeology Section Newsletter


Thank you to Rob Briggs for starting this year’s ‘Off the Record’ seminars with a discussion about his PhD research on post-Roman social groups, place names and archaeology in South-East England.

We’re looking forward to what promise to be fascinating ‘Off the Record’ lunchtime seminars over the next three weeks.

This week:

Kris Lockyear will be speaking on ‘Verulamium Revealed’ – 12-1pm on Thursday 24th November in room 209.

Off the Record – Verulamium Revealed 24.11.16

Later this term:

1st December – Stuart Brookes – Interpreting Rock-Cut Grave Cemeteries:
the early medieval burial site and enclosure of São Gens, Portugal


8th December – Murray Andrews – A farewell to arms? Hoards and war in medieval England and Wales

Call for ‘Off the Record’ speakers for the Spring Term

If any section members would like to contribute to next term’s ‘Off the Record’ series, please email me (

News & Announcements

Autumn Term Section Meeting

Please click the link below for the minutes.


Lecture: Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Gozo.

On Wednesday 23rd November Dr Timmy Gambin from the Department of Archaeology, University of Malta, will be giving a lecture on fieldwork on the Phoenician shipwreck off Gozo in the Mediterranean.

“Working off Gozo during a systematic of the seabed, an anomaly was detected and was marked as just another target worthy of verification. It turned out to be one of the most exciting underwater finds in recent years.”

Wednesday 23 November, 5-6.30 pm, room 612.

Conferences, events and forums

A brief selection of recent announcements. If you would like to share upcoming events in next month’s newsletter, please get in touch.

Call for papers: Unravelling the Palaeolithic 2017

11-12th February 2017, University of Liverpool

A student-led conference on human evolution focusing on presenting research from people at all stages of their careers. Topics of interest include human origins, behaviour, environment, and technology (HOBET). Further details on the conference website.

Call for papers: Archaeology and Theory symposium – Power and Authority – an archaeologist’s friend or foe?

7th April 2017, Groningen University, Institute of Archaeology

Details on the Stichting Archaeological Dialogues website. Deadline for abstract submission: December 15th 2016.


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