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Digging archaeology

27 June 2023

Summertime and the digging is easy: archaeology and conservation students head out on degree highlight placements

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Excavation of Bronze Age enclosure hidden under city park

21 June 2023

Volunteers from Caerau and Ely investigate well-preserved flooring and other unique features of ancient structure

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Three of the USA’s brightest students choose Cardiff University for prestigious scholarships

8 March 2023

Marshall and Fulbright programmes give successful applicants the opportunity to study in the UK

A man interviews a woman on a stage. Each are speaking into microphones. A Radio 4 table cloth is draped over a small table between the two people. An audience looks on.

Inspiring young people to live a life scientific

6 March 2023

University experiments, workshops and demonstrations delivered as part of city’s science festival

Conservation and the Climate Crisis

24 January 2023

Cardiff conservators design training for practical implementation in museums

1.	 Stacked mummy pots, each containing a mummified ibis. South Ibis Catacomb, North Saqqara

Dating the Dead

16 January 2023

Revolutionising the chronology and context at Saqqara’s Sacred Animal Necropolis

Archaeology degrees receive CIfA accreditation

9 January 2023

Undergraduate archaeology degrees at Cardiff are the latest to be formally accredited as providing skills relevant to a career in the historic environment.

Mapping the Buddha's life: Reconstructing the Xuanzang Trail

15 December 2022

Experts in archaeology and religious studies are following the footsteps of a famous early influential Chinese Buddhist traveler

Cardiff Archaeology celebrates early medieval archaeology research

12 December 2022

Host of archaeologists and alumni gather to honour contributions of admired archaeology staff

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Schools join forces to develop next generation of historians and artists

10 November 2022

Young people get creative to unearth their city’s past

2022 30Ish Alumni Award winners

Rule-breakers and Change-makers: 30ish alumni making a big impact

20 October 2022

The University’s first 30(ish) Awards celebrated the achievements of alumni who have made a positive contribution to their community, and all before they hit 30. Well, 30(ish).

Royal Hall of the East Anglian Kings discovered

13 October 2022

Evidence of the 1,400 year-old royal hall of the first Kings of East Anglia has been unearthed in the Rendlesham Revealed project.

Past climate of Cape Town revealed in study

22 September 2022

Research on the Southern Hemisphere’s longest written daily weather record prior to the 19th century

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Hoofing It – uncovering the mystery of Baltic graves holding horses and humans over a millennia

20 September 2022

Experts are set to unlock the secrets of communities that famously treasured horses over centuries in a new international multi-discipline project

How archaeology is revealing the economies supporting feasting in the ancient world

2 August 2022

Cardiff archaeology applies acclaimed bioarchaeological expertise to ancient Greek city-states and identity

Empire unbound

27 July 2022

New look at empire building in North Africa balances impact of transnational networks and cooperation with Muslim elites

Historian becomes Fellow of the British Academy

26 July 2022

Emeritus Professor of Economic History recognised for outstanding work in her field

Bronze Age enclosure could offer earliest clues on the origins of Cardiff

13 July 2022

Volunteers and archaeologists find clay pot which could be around 3,000 years old

Celebrating Indian Religions with new hindu research institute

4 July 2022

Cardiff professor attends international inauguration of new UK centre focused on the scriptures of Hinduism in the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit

Archaeological dig at park could uncover 2,000-year-old hidden history

1 July 2022

Enclosed settlement discovered near Roman villa could have origins in the Iron Age