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Bradford plays host to prestigious archaeology conference


The University of Bradford is hosting the Wetland Archaeology Research project (WARP) 30th anniversary meeting.

A celebratory meeting and conference is being held to mark the 30th anniversary of the WARP, a project exploring wetland archaeology. The meeting will combine plenary talks from founding members of WARP, invited guest speakers, and presentations & posters in order to celebrate the past achievements, understand contemporary research, and highlight future potential.

Highlights include a presentation on the famous wetland site of Must Farm in the Fenland (UK), the reconstruction of a 2000-year old basketby Elder 1st: Mr. Ed Carriere, Suquamish Elder and Master Basketmaker (Washington State, USA).

and an overview of the last 30 years of WARP by founding member Professor Bryony Coles, along with over 50 presentations from world renowned archaeologists.

, Anniversary Chair in Archaeology at the University of Bradford, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to host such a prestigious event and welcome some of the top archaeologists in the field to Bradford.

“Here at the University of Bradford, we pride ourselves on the quality of our research and our School of Archaeological Sciences is a prime example of this with 70% of our research judged to be ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

“I look forward to celebrating the 30th anniversary of the WARP with friends and colleagues from across the world.”

at Bradford has a long-established reputation as one of the key centres for archaeological research in the UK. Bringing together staff from both Humanities and Science backgrounds within a single centre, it has created a powerful and distinctive research identity which blends cultural archaeology with cutting edge science.

The event takes place 28 June – 2 July and includes visits to local attractions in the area.

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