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1 Carved Stone Ball We still do not know why these stone balls were created. They date to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, between 3200 and 1500 BC. Marcus du Sautoy 23 Jan 2017
2 The Shirin Project: the development of tools to support collective action in heritage protection and damage mitigation (Kurdish translation) Prof. Philip discusses the work of SHIRĪN, an NGO that is bringing together data generated by research groups that had worked in Syria prior to 2011. Its aim is to collate data, currently dispersed across many countries, to help create a Syrian HER. Graham Philip 22 Nov 2016
3 The Shirin Project: the development of tools to support collective action in heritage protection and damage mitigation (Arabic translation) Prof. Philip discusses the work of SHIRĪN, an NGO that is bringing together data generated by research groups that had worked in Syria prior to 2011. Its aim is to collate data, currently dispersed across many countries, to help create a Syrian HER. Graham Philip 22 Nov 2016
4 The Shirin Project: the development of tools to support collective action in heritage protection and damage mitigation (English) Prof. Philip discusses the work of SHIRĪN, an NGO that is bringing together data generated by research groups that had worked in Syria prior to 2011. Its aim is to collate data, currently dispersed across many countries, to help create a Syrian HER. Graham Philip 22 Nov 2016
5 Digitizing the Past: A New Digital Atlas and Database of the Archaeological sites in Iraq (Kurdish translation) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
6 Digitizing the Past: A New Digital Atlas and Database of the Archaeological sites in Iraq (Arabic translation) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far. Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
7 Digitizing the Past: A New Atlas and Database of the Archaeological Sites in Iraq (English) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far. Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
8 Is the universe sentient, and what implications might that have for archaeology? Seminar given by Professors Gosden and Pollard of the School of Archaeology that probes the outer edges of archaeological enquiry. Chris Gosden, Mark Pollard 14 Jun 2016
9 Creative Commons Messages through Ashmolean Portraits Vicky McGuinness's bite-sized talk at Ashmolean LiveFriday: Framed Victoria McGuinness 07 Jun 2016
10 Shedding Light on the Situation Light is more than just light bulbs and sunshine! Researchers at the University of Oxford use different types of light to learn more about all sorts of interesting things. Jena Meinecke, Chris Rennick, Brianna Heazlewood, Clarence Yapp 12 Apr 2016
11 Impact of Jordan online archaeological databases on research and heritage protection as an example of questionnaire survey evaluation Dr Drzewiecki describes how archaeologists interviewed about the impact of Jordanian heritage databases have responded as regards the role of these databases in heritage protection Mariusz Drzewiecki 31 Mar 2016
12 Open access archaeological databases for Jordan – solution or threat? Dr Drzewiecki has analysed the impact on researchers of online databases of archaeological sites in Jordan Mariusz Drzewiecki 31 Mar 2016
13 The role of the community in the long-term site management plan for Umm el-Jimal Jeff DeKock (OpenHand Studios) reads a paper by Paul Christians (Stanford University) on the long-term involvement of the local community at Umm el-Jimal with the archaeology of the site Paul Christians, Jeff DeKock 30 Mar 2016
14 Ancient Umm el-Jimal as seen by the modern community Mr Hazza (Co-director of the Umm el-Jimal project) speaks about the relationship between the modern community of Umm el-Jimal and the archaeological site Muwaffaq Hazza 30 Mar 2016
15 Culture as a source of resilience: linking cultural assets and rural women in Umm al-Jimal Dr Atzori (UNESCO) speaks of the opportunities for the local communities of Mafraq (north-eastern Jordan) as connected to the development of cultural tourism at Umm el-Jimal Angela Atzori 30 Mar 2016
16 Heritage for development. The experience of the Qasr al-Hallabat Project Dr Arce (former director of the Spanish Archaeological Mission to Jordan) talks about the Qasr al-Hallabat project, particularly with regard to site conservation and presentation Ignacio Arce 30 Mar 2016
17 Archaeology of agriculture. The potential of archaeological restoration for cultural tourism in the north of Jordan Mr al-Batainah presents the work of restoration of a Roman-Byzantine winery and an Ottoman water mill, and their significance in the promotion of cultural tourism Amjad al-Batainah 30 Mar 2016
18 The approach of the Jordan Museum in protecting our past Dr al-'Amri describes the Jordan Museum's ethos to protecting Jordan's past Yosha al-Amri 30 Mar 2016
19 Interpreting OSL dates from wadi sediments in the Jabal Harun area, Petra region Dr Kouki talks about OSL dating Paula Kouki 30 Mar 2016
20 Fourth millennium colonisation of the basalt desert: Jawa and its hinterland Dr Müller-Neuhof describes findings in the Early Bronze Age site of Jawa and its hinterland Bernd Müller-Neuhof 30 Mar 2016
21 Fluctuations in land use around Pella of the Decapolis in Late Antiquity: evidence and issues Dr Watson talks about the Pella Hinterland Survey conducted in 1994-1996 in the immediate surroundings of the multi-period site of Pella (Tabaqat Fahl) Pamela Watson 30 Mar 2016
22 Late Prehistoric landscapes of Northern Jordan: A perspective from the Jordan Valley Prof. Hourani discusses the Prehistoric landscapes of the Jordan Valley Fouad Hourani 30 Mar 2016
23 Landscape character assessment mapping of the Yarmuk river basin: results and planning implications Prof. Abu Jaber describes the results of the EU-funded international Medscapes project Nizar Abu Jaber 30 Mar 2016
24 Landscape archaeology of the 'Ajlun Highlands since the Pleistocene: new insights from the Jarash Valley Mr Boyer introduces the latest findings of his Jarash Water Project David (Don) Boyer 30 Mar 2016
25 A Conservation Strategy for Umm el-Jimal: Engaging the Modern Community in the Preservation and Protection of the Antiquities Dr De Vries and Mr DeKock present their holistic approach to the study, conservation and site display of Umm el-Jimal Bert De Vries, Jeff DeKock 30 Mar 2016
26 Evolutionary origins of technological behaviour: a primate archaeology approach to chimpanzees An Anthropology Departmental seminar presented by Susana Carvalha (Oxford) on the archaeological sites of non-humans, 27 November 2015 Susana Carvalho 14 Mar 2016
27 Creative Commons What archaeological data tell us about the movement of populations in the last millenia What archaeological data tell us about the movement of populations in the last millenia: presented by Nicolas Zorzin Nicolas Zorzin 04 Jun 2015
28 Lost objects, imaginary assemblages and the mass graves of the Spanish Civil War Layla Renshaw (Kingston University London) discusses objects recovered during the exhumation of Civil War victims and considers their imaginative power and life cycle (6 February 2015) Layla Renshaw 07 May 2015
29 Mesopotamia: An Oxford Archaeological Expedition Film of the joint expedition to Kish, Mesopotamia, by Oxford University with the Field Museum of Natural History, of Chicago, Illinois, from 1920-29. The 16mm footage reveals the immense scale of the archaeological dig involving hundreds of people. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 15 Dec 2014
30 A Neandertal Perspective on Human Origins Professor Svante Paabo, Director of the Department of Genetics at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany delivers the ASC Annual Lecture. Svante Paabo 01 Dec 2014
31 From Museums to the Historic Environment Dan Hicks, Pitt Rivers Museum, gives a talk on object based research at the Pitt Rivers Museum Dan Hicks 21 Oct 2014
32 The Future of the Past: Dating archaeology using radiocarbon and particle accelerators Tom Higham examines some of the projects the Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit has been involved with over the last few years; from dating the Neanderthal extinction, to identifying the bones of Richard III and Alfred the Great. Tom Higham 03 Oct 2014
33 Egypt and the Ashmolean – 5 millennia of collections care part one Mark Norman, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Mark Norman 17 Sep 2014
34 Future The presentations focus on the impact of the concept of future in changing debate, and how, in specific instances, concerns about the future affect behaviours in the present. David Howard, Jill Hind 07 Apr 2014
35 ‘Archaeology in Practice’ at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education Information about the online short course: ‘Archaeology in Practice’ and other online short courses. Wendy Morrison 10 Mar 2014
36 Creative Commons Studying archaeology at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education Information about the range of part-time archaeology courses on offer at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. David Griffiths 10 Mar 2014
37 The archaeology training excavation at Dorchester-on-Thames Students on the Undergraduate Certificate in Archaeology learn a range of archaeological techniques on the training excavation at Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Wendy Morrison, Jeanne Peskett, William Garrard, David Griffiths 10 Mar 2014
38 Material Engagements: From Early Prehistory to Contemporary Art Professor Colin Renfrew, University of Cambridge, gives a talk that explores human creativity and the engagement between the individual and the material world. Colin Renfrew 28 Feb 2014
39 Creative Commons Conflict Culture How much do we really know about the experience of the average individual soldier? Matthew Leonard 29 Oct 2012
40 Introduction (4) to the Pitt Rivers Museum Writing cabinet and boats. Andrew McLellan, Kate White 21 Jun 2011
41 Introduction (3) to the Pitt Rivers Museum Lights and folk. Andrew McLellan, Kate White 21 Jun 2011
42 Introduction (2) to the Pitt Rivers Museum A sense of discovery. Andrew McLellan, Kate White 21 Jun 2011
43 Introduction (1) to the Pitt Rivers Museum A guide to the unique displays of this intimate museum. Andrew McLellan, Kate White 21 Jun 2011
44 Creative Commons Slade Lectures 2010: Week 6: Monuments and ruins: Surrealism and archaeology in the New World Sixth lecture in the Slade lecture series on Surrealism and Art given by Dawn Ades, Professor of Art History and Theory at Essex University on 24th February 2010. Dawn Ades 18 Apr 2011
45 The Anthropology of Production In this lecture for anthropologsts and archaeologists, Professor Chris Gosde, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, examines the history and theory of production across different cultures and the difference between production and ownership. Chris Gosden 18 Mar 2011
46 Creative Commons Carbon Dating: The Science of When Things Happen Dr Thomas Higham gives a talk on Carbon Dating; the way in which scientists establish the age of ancient and prehistoric artefacts. This lecture was delivered at Keble College as part of the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2010. Thomas Higham 20 Oct 2010
47 Creative Commons Oxford Literary Festival 2010 Pieces of Places Discussion The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Alan Garner, Mark Edmonds and Robert Powell take part in a discussion on the subject of pieces of places, objects and artefacts found and what they mean for writing fiction and for archeology in general. Alan Garner, Mark Edmonds, Robert Powell 21 Jun 2010
48 Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities. A conversation with Franck Goddio and the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Damian Robinson, Franck Goddio 25 Mar 2010
49 Science and multivocal practice at Catalhoyuk Professor Ian Hodder (Stanford University) talks to the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Ian Hodder 25 Mar 2010
50 Creative Commons Introduction to Art of the Ancient World Donna Kurtz and Sir John Boardman talk about Sir John's life, his career and experiences as a classical scholar and also the relationship works of art from different cultures around the ancient world have with one another. John Boardman, Donna Kurtz 11 Mar 2010
51 Creative Commons Research in Classical Archaeology Discussion between Sir John Boardman and Donna Kurtz on the subject of being classical archaeology researchers and academics and some of the challenges and opportunities they face. John Boardman, Donna Kurtz 11 Mar 2010
52 Interview with Professor Barry Cunliffe Professor Barry Cunliffe of the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford discusses his life in archaeology. Barry Cunliffe, Megan Price 08 Mar 2010
53 Interview with Wendy Morrison Interview with Wendy Morrison; DPhil Archaeology student, University of Oxford. Wendy Morrison, Ian Cartwright 30 Jul 2009
54 Interview with Professor Mark Pollard Interview with Professor Mark Pollard; Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, University of Oxford. Mark Pollard, Megan Price 30 Jul 2009
55 Interview with Professor Chris Gosden Interview with Professor Chris Gosden; Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford. Chris Gosden, Megan Price 30 Jul 2009
56 The Vindolanda Tablets Professor Alan Bowman gives a talk on the Roman fort of Vindolanda. Using the famous Vindolanda tablets and other written sources found at the site, he paints a vivid picture of life at the Roman fort and in Roman Britain during the reign of Hadrian. Alan Bowman 12 Jun 2009
57 Cradle of Western Civilization Professor Griffin from the Oxford University Society Travel Programme gives a humourous talk about the ancient Aegean Islands; the founding Minoan and Greek civilizations where philosophy, science, and literature were born and first flourished. Jasper Griffin 12 Jun 2009
58 Howard Carter's excavation records of the tomb of Tutankhamun Dr Jaromir Malek, Keeper of the Archive at the Griffith Institute talks about the tomb of Tutankhamun; its discovery by Howard Carter and what the Griffith Institute are doing to study the tomb and the treasures inside it. Jaromir Malek 29 Apr 2009
59 Societies in Transition: The End of Roman Civilization Dr Ward-Perkins (Trinity College, Oxford) examines the Roman-made ecological disasters and examines how far the environmental pollution contributed to the fall of Rome and why this matters in today's world. Bryan Ward-Perkins 24 Mar 2009
60 Societies in Transition: Becoming Roman in Britain Lecture on Britain under Roman rule and the incorporation of Britain into the Roman world. Professor Gosden also talks about the significance of our environment, the outside, material world, and how it influences historical events in ancient history. Chris Gosden 24 Mar 2009
61 Societies in Transition: Becoming Roman in Britain Lecture on Britain under Roman rule and the incorporation of Britain into the Roman world. Professor Gosden also talks about the significance of our environment, the outside, material world, and how it influences historical events in ancient history. Chris Gosden 24 Mar 2009
62 Societies in Transition: Volcanogenic Origins of the Classical World A lecture on the origins of the classical world: from the growth of Minoan Crete during the Bronze Age, 2000 BCE, where a possible volcanic eruption on Santorini led to the destruction of Minoan Crete and a catalyst to the creation of the Classical world. Stuart Manning 24 Mar 2009
63 Societies in Transition: Early Metallurgy Around the World Professor David Killick (Dept. Anthropology, University of Arizona) talks about the invention of metallurgy and the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and what the social roles of emerging metallurgy were in societies throughout the world. David Killick 24 Mar 2009
64 Societies in Transition: Farming in Island Southeast Asia Professor Graeme Barker talks about the transition from hunter-gatherer societies to farming societies in the Stone Age in South East Asian Islands. He discusses the various reasons why this transition took place and the advantages it brought to people. Graeme Barker 24 Mar 2009