Wadsworth International Fellowship Success
Elina Petersone-Gordina has just been awarded a highly competitive Wadsworth International Fellowship from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. based in New York, USA. This will part fund her PhD on a bioarchaeological study of a complex urban cemetery from 15th - 17th century Riga, Latvia, supervised by Professor Charlotte Roberts. The Wadsworth International Fellowships provide funds to support study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in anthropology, and applicants must be from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to send students overseas for training.
(11 Jun 2013)
'Binchester Exposed’ is the culmination of a project by final-year undergraduates from Durham University’s Archaeology and Anthropology departments. Binchester Roman Fort, to the north of Bishop Auckland, was built during the 1st Century AD and was home not just to the military garrison, but also to a civilian settlement. An international team of archaeologists have been working on the site since 2009 and Binchester has contributed greatly to our knowledge of the Roman world on its northern border.
The exhibition covers a wide range of topics: from glass production and Roman games to animal bones and the life of Binchester after the Romans; the detailed case-studies provide intriguing insights into life in the north of the renowned Roman Empire.'
(7 Jun 2013)