Neanderthals changed ecosystems 125,000 years ago 15 December 2021
Hunter-gatherers caused ecosystems to change 125,000 years ago. These are the findings of an interdisciplinary study by archaeologists from Leiden Uni...
Shower of prizes at the World Cultural Council ceremony in Leiden 09 November 2017
Leiden University celebrated the annual prize ceremony of the World Cultural Council (WCC) on 8 November with lectures by leading scientists in a fes...
Hundreds of Stone Tombs Discovered in Land of 'Dead Fire' 13 July 2017
The faculty has been investigating hundreds of ancient stone tombs in Jordan’s Black Desert.
Researchers find paw of Dutch bear 20 December 2016
Researchers from Leiden and Groningen have found a fossilised paw of one of the last Dutch brown bears. They made their discovery in the water supply ...
‘How much damage has Palmyra actually suffered?' 31 March 2016
Peter Akkermans, Professor of Archaeology of the Middle East, cannot say for certain how much damage the destruction by IS has caused in Palmyra.