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Measuring the World Against the Body: Materialities and Meanings of Magnification and Miniaturization in Religious Communication in Antiquity and Modernity

Posted on: 26 March 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

blue and black individual ancient statues. Some statues look Ancient Egyptian in style

At the end of February (24-26 Feb. 2021), four colleagues from ACE (Bruce Gibson, Georgia Petridou, Anthony Sinclair, and Alexei Zadorozhny) had the pleasure of collaborating with leading research experts from the Universities of Erfurt (Germany), Graz (Austria), and Aarhus (Denmark; the UrbNet project) at an international 3-day interdisciplinary conference entitled ‘Measuring the World against the Body: Materialities and Meanings of Magnification and Miniaturization in Religious Communication in Antiquity and Modernity’


Sexuality in the Past: Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Tomb of Niankhkhnum & Khnumhotep

Despite living in our modern age, members of the LGBTQ+ community have been and continue to be subjected to forms of prejudice and oppression, from insults, to suppressive laws and legislation. But did these prejudices and a lack of understanding for LGBTQ+ people occur in the ancient past? Within this blog I explore Egyptologists’ findings from the joint tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep, and how examining the past can help to create a more inclusive present.


Barking Up the Right Tree - Further Updates from Deep Roots

Posted on: 9 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

three legged stools create a dining area outside in Kalambo Falls, Zambia

Professor Larry Barham provides a further update on the 'Deep Roots' project.


Foundation Week: a story of potatoes, bread and clay

Posted on: 5 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Dough used to create Roman flatbread

First year BA Egyptology student Taida Besirevic shares their experience of Foundation Week, where they got involved with baking Roman flatbread and creating Egyptian-style pottery.


Evaluating West Derby’s changing landscape

Posted on: 4 November 2020 | Category: 2021 posts

Kate Sarbutt revealing a wall of the farm.

Professor Harold Mytum discusses a recent excavation in West Derby, Merseyside, on the site of a Stone Bridge Farm that is recorded from the 18th century.


Follow the Archaeology Field School 2020 live-blog

Posted on: 7 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Two students digging

Sadly the issues around managing COVID-19 meant that we could not return to Norton Priory in June, and still could not do so as the new academic year started in October. However, Dr Rob Philpott and Professor Harold Mytum planned some alternative venues and a range of activities so that the students did not start their second year without getting at least a bit dirty and initiated into the mysteries of field archaeology.


Podcast: Uncovering the biology of the past with Professor Keith Dobney

Posted on: 28 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Keith and Ardern

Listen to Professor Keith Dobney talk with Professor Nick Enfield (Director of the University of Sydney’s Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre) about research into past-human-animal relationships.


Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology students new to University of Liverpool

Posted on: 26 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Students in object handling session in The Garstang Museum of Archaeology

Welcome week runs from 28 September – 2 October 2020 and is set to be a little different this year, however there are still tons of events and tools that you can use to interact with the department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (ACE) and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for ACE students during Welcome Week to help you get settled in and enjoying university life from week one.


Formby Footprints

Posted on: 1 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

A footprint on Formby Beach

The footprints at Formby provide an intimate glimpse into the past. Scrutiny of them tells us so much about the activities of ancient coastal communities in the northwest of England. The footprints formed while this region was made up of muddy salt-marshes. These salt-marshes flourished on and off across a period extending some ~8000 years.


Discovery of an ancient hearth at Formby

Posted on: 21 August 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

The sands of Formby Beach

Dr Ardern Hulme-Beaman was recently thrilled to discover an ancient hearth hidden in the sands of Formby Beach alongside millennia-old footprints. Learn about the details of the discovery and view the SketchFab scans of the finds.


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