Emma Cunliffe, University of Oxford The destruction at the ancient city of Palmyra symbolises the suffering of the Syrian people at the hands of the terrorist group known as Islamic State (IS). Palmyra was a largely Roman city located at Continue reading Should we 3D print a new Palmyra?
Vasile Ersek, Northumbria University, Newcastle Gol-e-Zard Cave lies in the shadow of Mount Damavand, which at more than 5,000 metres dominates the landscape of northern Iran. In this cave, stalagmites and stalactites are growing slowly over millennia and preserve in Continue reading How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse
Tarek Teba, University of Portsmouth Around 3,300 years ago, the port city of Ugarit was a vibrant urban centre, located strategically on the overland network linking Egypt with Asia Minor and on the route between Persia and India in the Continue reading Virtual reality can bring ancient cities back to life and improve conservation
Joel Mills, University of Hull I recently told a room full of academics interested in using videogames as a teaching tool that “to play is the biggest freedom we can have as a child, or as an adult”. The popular Continue reading Recreating medieval towns – an example of why Minecraft is a great learning tool
Ian Hall, Cardiff University Responding to a crisis often brings out the best in people. Certainly it has in the past, when sudden changes in climate during the Middle Stone Age sparked off surges of cultural evolution and innovation in Continue reading Humans have a long history of coming together to solve a climate crisis
David Petts, Durham University The distinctive outline of Lindisfarne Castle perched on top of a rugged crag of basalt is one of the best-recognised images of north-east England and is a potent reminder of the important part the island played Continue reading How you can join the hunt for Holy Island’s lost monastery
Brendan Cassidy, University of Central Lancashire and David Robinson, University of Central Lancashire We often associate virtual reality (VR) with thrilling experiences we may never be able to have in real life – such as flying a jet fighter, exploring Continue reading How virtual reality is opening up some of the world’s most inaccessible archaeological sites
Kirsty High, University of York and Kirsty Penkman, University of York Star Carr in North Yorkshire is perhaps the most important archaeological site in the UK relating to the Mesolithic period from the end of the last ice age. Archaeologists Continue reading Environmental change could be damaging some of the world’s most precious archaeology