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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!

Stories from the Archive

A new website showcasing the online exhibition 'Stories from the Archive' has been launched.

GRG UG Dissertation prize winner

Success for student who has won a university-wide award for her best undergraduate dissertation.

CWGC Non-Commemoration Report

A report into the historical inequalities in the commemoration of British Empire soldiers from World War I and World War II has been published by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Funding boost for cutting edge archaeological research

The Newcastle Material Culture Analytical Suite (NeMCAS) will be equipped with new facilities for materials analysis, providing students, researchers and community partners access to world-class research facilities.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

Netflix's new show 'Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan' premiers, starring School of History, Classics and Archaeology's Dr Philip Garrett.

Dr Chloe Duckworth & The Great British Dig

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology's very own Dr Chloe Duckworth helps families uncover lost history in new TV show.

HCA Northern Bridge Success

Four academic members of staff are successful in securing PhD studentships.

Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall

School of History, Classics and Archaeology's very own Dr Susanna Phillippo and Dr Sally Waite have produced a new, online exhibition, 'Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall'.

Earliest art in the British Isles discovered on Jersey

A team of archaeologists led by Newcastle University's Dr Chantal Conneller has discovered the earliest known art in the British Isles.

HCA Archaeologists confirm the date of the earliest known human occupation of North America

14,000 year old human excrement, which was found in an Oregon Cave, has helped Newcastle University archaeologists confirm the timing of the earliest known human occupation of North America.