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University of York wins prestigious Archaeological award

A unique Mesolithic engraved pendant from Star Carr Credit: Suzy Harrison

A University of York project has won a prestigious 2016 British Archaeological award.

A team of York archaeologists won the Best Archaeological Innovation Award for their project involving the examination of a unique Mesolithic engraved pendant from Star Carr.

The British Archaeological Awards showcase the latest discoveries and innovations in archaeology across the UK.

"The Star Carr team are delighted to receive such a prestigious award. It is great recognition for the huge amount of research that everyone spent in the analysis of the pendant, and the innovative techniques that were tested. These have also generated much public interest which has been very pleasing."

– Professor Milner, Deputy Head of York’s Department of Archaeology
Credit: Suzy Harrison

North East scientists make Antarctic discovery

Scientists camped at Antarctic to carry out their research Credit: Newcastle University

Scientists from Newcastle and York Universities have discovered giant channels beneath the Antarctic Ice shelf. The 250 metre high channels will help to predict the future of Antarctic ice.

Researchers studies the ice shelf Credit: Newcastle University

They're almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower and stretch hundreds of kilometres along the ice shelf.

The channels are likely to influence the stability fo the shelf and their discovery will help researchers to understand how the ice will respond to changing environmental conditions.

Scientists from York and Newcastle Universities worked on the project Credit: Newcastle University