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REF2021 confirms growth in HCA research power.

The national assessment of research performance has reported a huge growth of research power in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

The Missing Dead app

How technology is being used to connect children with the past.

Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for

Research led by Professor Andrea Dolfini and Isabella Caricola has shown Bronze Age daggers were used to process animal carcasses.

Engagement and Place Awards 2022

HCA student Daisy-Alys Vaughan is shortlisted in the Postgraduate Awards category.

The Classical Association 2022 Competition

Success for HCA staff member in The Classical Association's 2022 competition.

Dr Duckworth's new book

As covered by Newcastle University Press Release.

Moses Roper - the lost opportunity of British Abolition

Information taken from Newcastle University Press Office:

Ancient DNA reveals the world’s oldest family tree

Analysis of ancient DNA from one of the best-preserved Neolithic tombs in Britain has revealed that most of the people buried there were from five continuous generations of a single extended family.

Emperor Domitian: God on Earth

HCA's very own Dr Claire Stock is the co-curator of the international exhibition ‘Emperor Domitian: God on Earth’.

Professor Ian Haynes on BBC Newcastle

Speaking to Gilly Hope on the 26th October 2021

HCA Prize Winners

Congratulations to all those who were awarded a prize in 2021!