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Northern Anthropology and Archaeology Day

July 11 2013 @ 12:00 am

Are you interested in what makes us human?

Are you keen to find out about our past?

Durham University Anthropology and Archaeology Departments invite you and your students to the

Northern Anthropology and Archaeology Day

Supported by the Royal Anthropological Institute

11th July 2013, 12.00 – 16.00

Dawson Building, Durham University Science Site, South Road, Durham City, DH1 3LE

Lunch (provided) is from 12.00 – 13.00 with the chance to browse stalls and chat to lecturers from different universities.

Talks and activities from 13.00 – 16.00

This event is free and open to all interested teachers, college lecturers, Year 9 – 13 and FE students.

See www.northernanthropologyday.org.uk for further details; to register contact sarah.elton@durham.ac.uk


Talks and activities include:

Talk: What is anthropology? Dr Jamie Tehrani, Department of Anthropology, Durham University

Talk: What is archaeology? Dr Mike Church , Department of Archaeology, Durham University

Activity: We are what we consume. Dr Michelle Obeid, School of Social Sciences, Manchester University

Talk: Doing anthropological fieldwork. Prof Paul Sillitoe (tbc), Department of Anthropology, Durham University

Live link to University of Bradford’s excavation in Orkney. Dr Stephen Dockrill, Department of Archaeology, University of Bradford

Activity: using artefacts in teaching about WW1. Dr Jane Webster, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University

Activity: reconstructing past life: what we can tell from bones and skulls. Dr Tim Thompson (BABAO) and Dr Sarah Elton, Department of Anthropology, Durham University.

Participating institutions: Durham University, Newcastle University, University of Bradford, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Manchester, British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO), Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB), Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI).


July 11 2013
12:00 am
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