Just a quick note to announce that there will be a Special OCAAAC Lecture on Eurasian archaeometallurgy next week on Friday 24th June at 3.00pm in the lecture theatre of the Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont St.
The speaker will be the wonderful Prof. Dr Thomas Stöllner (Institute of Archaeological Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum) who will be discussing
Social Practice and the Exchange of Metals and Metallurgical Knowledge in Central Asia during the 2nd Millennium BC
If you are in Oxford please do come along, it should be an interesting event!
RLAHA hosted a fascinating talk by Barry Cunliffe yesterday evening, he introduced the talk by considering how archaeology looks at everything from the tiniest details through to global patterns across millennia. Then considered how humanity’s acquisitive nature drives the urge to migrate and connect and suggested that first time man road a horse was far more important than our first step on the moon. He revealed that the grain and climate zones of the Eurasian plate facilitates east west migration, with small changes in climate having big effects on human behavior.
Afterwards, Wiley and the journal Archaeometry hosted a lovely reception where lively discussion ensued.
Read more from Barry here
Read a special free edition of Archaeometry here
There is so much to consider when collating archaeological data that we want to share. We were pleased today to be visited by the fantastic Tim Evans from the Archaeology Data Service who gave us useful advice on copyright and the long term management of our database.