Two new DISPERSE papers on the coastal ecology of the Farasan Islands have recently been published
The latest results of DISPERSE research in the Kenya Rift have just been published in Open Quaternary
Geoffrey King delivered the Alexander von Humboldt lecture at the headquarters of the Carl Freidrich von Siemens Foundation in Munich on 7th June 2016.
Geoff Bailey spent 6 weeks in New Zealand and Australia to lecture about the DISPERSE project and gain a comparative southern hemisphere perspective on the role of coastal, tectonic and volcanic landscapes in patterns of human dispersal.
Members of DISPERSE made a number of presentations at the Jeddah Workshop held between 14th and 18th February.
Geoffrey King led a field trip to Kenya and Tanzania from 4th to 24th February with Simon Kuebler and Stephen Rucina to extend field mapping of edaphic and tectonic features in the Rift
Geoff Bailey was in Athens from 13–16 January to give a public lecture and to discuss DISPERSE research results on the southern Red Sea with members of HCMR .
As the DISPERSE project draws towards its formal end (31 March 2016), and members of the team reach the end of their research contracts, they are dispersing to new positions around the globe.
Two new publications are now available: in Quaternary International by Niklas Hausmann et al.: and in Journal of Human Evolution by Isabelle Winder et al.
Anthony Sinclair and Andy Shuttleworth visited the National Museum Riyadh from 30th October to 13th November and successfully completed study of the material recovered from the January 2015 survey,
Geoffrey King led new fieldwork to examine soil edaphics and tectonics in the Kenyan and Tanzanian Rift between 13th and 30th September.
Robyn Inglis attended the 2015 meeting of the INQUA-funded MedFLOOD Project, held in Istria, 15-19th October.
It is with great regret that we report the death of Peter Owenga Kwengu
New papers published in Nature Scientific Reports, Quaternary International, Evolutionary Anthropology, Internet Archaeology, Comptes Rendus Geoscience
Isabelle Winder was recently asked by a popular radio programme on science to answer their question of the week.
Geoff Bailey, Robyn Inglis and Garry Momber all participated in this year's meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, held in Glasgow from 2nd–5th September.
Geoff Bailey has been awarded a Hood Fellowship to work at the University of Auckland in New Zealand in 2016
Niklas Hausmann successfully passed his PhD viva examination, which took place last Wednesday, 12th August, and is seen here at King’s Manor shortly after the viva.
Robyn Inglis and Niklas Hausmann presented their DISPERSE Research at the XIX INQUA congress in Nagoya, Japan from 27th July to 2nd August 2015.
Geoff Bailey and Geoffrey King both gave invited presentations at the international ROCEEH conference on human expansions, held at the Senckenburg Museum in Frankfurt am Main from 13–17th July.
Geoffrey King gave an invited talk at the 31st meeting of the IAS, held at Krakow from 22nd to 25th June, 2015.
Geoffrey King has recently been awarded a Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Three new papers have recently been published by project members: Landscape Structures and Human Evolutionary Ecology in Africa; Blue Arabia; and The Evolution of the Red Sea as a Human Habitat.
Robyn Inglis presented research on the Palaeolithic of the Harrat Al Birk, SW Saudi Arabia at the Unravelling the Palaeolithic 2015 conference in Oxford, UK, in April.
Matt and Robyn have both been successful in winning International Fellowships funded by EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions to work, respectively, in New Zealand and Australia.
Members of DISPERSE held a working meeting at the Ludwig Maximilians University Department of Earth and Environmental Science on 29–30 January, 2015.
Robyn Inglis led a highly successful three weeks of geoarchaeological survey in the Harrat Al Birk, Asir province, southwest Saudi Arabia.
A new paper by Isabelle Winder has been published in the journal Folia Primatologica.
Robyn Inglis presented ongoing research on the Palaeolithic of SW Saudi Arabia at the 'Middle Palaeolithic in the Desert II' conference in Bordeaux, France, 11-13th December.
Geoff Bailey gave a lecture at the headquarters of the Saudi Geological Survey in Jeddah on 10 December.
Geoff Bailey and Robyn Inglis spent 10 days in the field between 28 November and 6 December with Bill Bosworth from Apache Egypt and a team from the Saudi Geological Survey led by Najeeb Rasul.
DISPERSE members held a two-day workshop at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) on the 11-12 November to discuss current results and future plans with particular focus on the Red Sea.
The European Marine Board has published the report of the SUBLAND Working Group 'Land beneath the Waves: Submerged Landscapes and Sea Level Change: a joint geoscience-humanities strategy'
Robyn Inglis and Matt Meredith-Williams joined the MEDFLOOD 2014 field workshop to discuss sea level change in the Eastern Mediterranean and its impact on past societies.
Niklas Hausmann recently presented his research on the Farasan Islands at the 12th International Conference of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) in San Rafael, Argentina.
Between 1 and 26 September, Geoffrey King continued work with other members of DISPERSE on the tectonic geomorphology and edaphics of the Kenyan Rift, following up the work begun last year.
Robyn Inglis and Matt Meredith-Williams took part in York's contribution to European Researchers' Night, showcasing the impact of research in more than 300 cities in 28 countries on one night.
Niklas Hausmann attended this meeting on 27–30 August and presented a poster on new laser techniques of palaeoclimatic analysis.
The York-Paris core team held a working meeting at King’s Manor, York, on 17–18 July.
A new paper by Robyn Inglis et al. has been published in the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 2013.
Devès et al. 'Hominin reactions to herbivore distribution in the Lower Palaeolithic of the southern Levant' now published.
Geoff Bailey gave a lecture on the recent work of the DISPERSE project in SW Saudi Arabia at a meeting of European and Saudi archaeologists and scientists engaged in international collaboration
On May 2nd 2014 Simon Kübler presented first results of the ongoing research on edaphics and tectonics of the Kenya Rift at the European Geoscience Union (EGU) general assembly in Vienna, Austria.
Robyn Inglis visited the Scottish Universities' Environmental Research Centre in East Kilbride on the 1st May 2014 to deliver a research seminar.
Geoff Bailey, Maud Devès and Robyn Inglis attended the Green Arabia conference in Oxford on 2–4 April
Geoff Bailey and Robyn Inglis gave a joint Evolutionary Anthropology Seminar at the University of Liverpool on the 27th March 2014.
Garry Momber led new diving work on the Farasan Islands with a team of archaeological divers from the Maritime Archaeology Trust, Southampton and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.
Robyn Inglis and Anthony Sinclair, leading an international DISPERSE team, have completed a highly successful two month-long campaign of field research and analysis in the Jizan and Asir regions of
Geoffrey King spent a three-week field season in Kenya with Simon Kübler, Stephen Rucina from the National Museums of Kenya, and Peter Owenga from the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute.
Research by DISPERSE project members Robyn Inglis, Matt Meredith-Williams and Niklas Hausmann featured prominently in the Department of Archaeology's contribution to the RAEng's Summer Exhibition.
The first peer-reviewed journal paper of the DISPERSE Project has been published (DISPERSE Contribution no. 0001), proposing a new hypothesis for the evolution of bipedalism
The R/V AEGAEO (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research) successfully completed an underwater survey in the Red Sea between 29 May and 13 June.
Isabelle Winder presented a paper at the 78th meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Honolulu on 6 April on behalf of members of the DISPERSE team
During February, DISPERSE team members Robyn Inglis, Abdullah Alsharekh, Anthony Sinclair and Andy Shuttleworth carried out extensive new field survey in the Jizan and Asir provinces.
Members of the DISPERSE team undertook a major campaign of shell mound excavation and sampling on the Farasan Islands between 20 January and 2 March.
Geoff Bailey visited the Republic of China between 10 and 16 December to deliver the Fu Ssu-nien Memorial Lectures on The Archaeology of Ancient Coastlines
Isabelle Winder has successfully passed her PhD viva examination, which took place last Monday, 10th December.
Geoff Bailey, Robyn Inglis, Matt Meredith-Williams and Niklas Hausmann carried out new fieldwork and reconnaissance on the Farasan Islands and the Jizan mainland In November.
Geoff Bailey and Matt Meredith-Williams took part in excavations on the Weipa shell mounds on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland between 21 August and 12 September.
Geoff Bailey co-organised a session on Geology and Archaeology: Submerged Landscapes of the Continental Shelf at the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane, Australia.
Maud Devès, Robyn Inglis, Matt Meredith-Williams and Saud Al Ghamdi made a first reconnaissance of Palaeolithic landscapes in SW Saudi Arabia.
Geoffrey King and Geoff Bailey made a first visit to the Kenyan Rift between 11 February and 6 March.
Geoff Bailey visited the HCMR to discuss with the Director Costas Synolakis and Dimitris Sakellariou plans for the use of the R/V AEGAEO in the Red Sea
Geoff Bailey gave an opening lecture at a UNESCO Scientific Colloquium on the Factors impacting Underwater Cultural Heritage, held at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels on the 13–14 December
Geoff Bailey was in Riyadh this month with Abdullah Alsharekh to sign a new 5-year agreement with the SCTA for joint Saudi-UK archaeological fieldwork
Geoff Bailey and Abdullah Alsharekh visited the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology on 11 September.
Geoff Bailey gave a lecture on 24 June at the HCMR in Athens.