"deep roots" blog posts
Barking Up the Right Tree - Further Updates from Deep Roots
Professor Larry Barham provides a further update on the 'Deep Roots' project.
Posted on: 9 February 2021
Barking Up the Right Tree - Updates from Deep Roots
Professor Larry Barham provides a fantastic update from the 'Deep Roots' project, and the award of Endangered Material Knowledge Programme funding for research into the archaeological use of bark. Professor Barham and his team's four year project investigates the deep roots of increasingly complex human behaviour in Africa, with excavations at key sites in Zambia.
Posted on: 16 June 2020
Locked Out! - Updates from Deep Roots
Professor Larry Barham provides an update from the 'Deep Roots' project under lock-down, from his lab in the garden. Professor Barham and his team's four year project investigates the deep roots of increasingly complex human behaviour in Africa, with excavations at key sites in Zambia.
Posted on: 19 May 2020
Stone Age memories
Professor Larry Barham visits Ormskirk West End Primary School to teach pupils about the Stone Age and the development of early tools.
Posted on: 7 April 2020
The crunch – and a time for dancing
Larry Barham, Professor of African Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Deep Roots research project, which seeks to gain a greater understanding into the origins of human technology by excavating areas of interest in Zambia. Read an excerpt from his blog following an excavation that took place in the summer, and watch as an Early Stone Age artefact is uncovered at the site of Kalambo Falls.
Posted on: 30 September 2019
Deep Roots: Day four of seven. Time to head out into the field
My first blog about preparing for the 'Deep Roots' research project looked at our initial work examining museum collections and locating key sites for excavation. This time, I'll be giving an insight into the ups and downs we encountered as we went out into the field...
Posted on: 26 June 2017
Deep Roots: An old jigsaw puzzle...with some key pieces missing
The ‘Deep Roots’ research project will begin in earnest in July 2017 with the first of four seasons of excavation. In the first of two blogs, I'll be giving you a behind the scenes look at the work we've been doing in preparation.
Posted on: 16 June 2017
Lost in the sand - investigating early humans and their tools in Zambia
Prof Larry Barham gives us a taste of what it's like to excavate in Zambia, as he heads off to begin new research into early humans and how they made tools.
Posted on: 4 May 2017