Congratulations Professor Cunliffe!

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The FLAME project is delighted to extend its warmest congratulations to our Project Partner Prof. Sir Barry Cunliffe on the receipt of an OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the BAA.

The citation for the award describes his

“exceptional contribution to our understanding of the past through his work and as an inspiration to others”

We can only concur!

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Congratulations Professor Cunliffe!

Thomas Stöllner—OCAAAC Special Lecture 3pm 24th June, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford

OCAAAC 24-06-300Just 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! 

 

Thomas Stöllner—OCAAAC Special Lecture 3pm 24th June, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford

Prof. Sir Barry Cunliffe: Approaching Eurasia—The Dynamics of Connectivity

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

 

 

Prof. Sir Barry Cunliffe: Approaching Eurasia—The Dynamics of Connectivity