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Opening Museum and research center Paläon

One of the highlights during the fieldwork in Schoningen lead by Prof. Thijs van Kolfschoten in 2013 was the opening of the museum and research center paläon on June 24. To the realisation of the museum, the Faculty of Archaeology made ​​a significant contribution. Many of the results of the research in the past 20 years can be seen in the museum.

PhD grant for Simone Lemmers

Simone Lemmers has been awarded a Leverhume trust funded PhD Position at the University of Durham, UK in the field of Biological Anthropology supervised by Dr. Jo Setchell (Antropology, Durham University) and Dr Wendy Dirks (Newcastle University) starting October 2013.

Grant for Andrea Waters

A grant from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung foundation has been awarded to Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist, a co-applicant on a project entitled "The Osteoarchaeology of Pastoralism in Cis-Baikal, Russia (Southern Siberia)".

Woolly rhino site reveals ancient British temperature

Scientists, including our faculty colleague Dr. Mike Field , studying an exceptionally well-preserved woolly rhinoceros have revealed details of what Britain's environment was like 42,000 years ago. The beast's remains were discovered in Staffordshire in 2002, buried alongside other preserved organisms such as beetles and non-biting midges.

Unique carbon-14 measurements published in Science

The distinguished academic journal Science published an article about an important and extensive series of measurements made by the Centre for Isotope Research (CIO) of the University of Groningen. The measurements concern the dating of a lake bed sediment in the Suigetsu Lake in Japan.

The archaeological discovery at the Paardenmarkt in Alkmaar

In the summer of 2010, a special archaeological find resurfaced when plans to redevelop the Paardenmarkt, a parking lot in the historic city center of Alkmaar, began. Leiden University plays a special role in this investigation as archaeologist Dr. Menno Hoogland and osteo-archaeologist Rachel Schats are part of the project team.