Project blog

The conference was held in the Tour Jean-sans-Peur
Created by Ophelie Lebrasseur on Thursday 4th June 2015

As the month of May drew to an end, Ophélie Lebrasseur had the pleasure of attending “La Poule: Pratiques d’Élevage et Histoire Culturelle” (The chicken: Breeding Practices and Cultural History), a

Spangled Hamburgh Silkie and Silvergrey Dorking
Created by Alison Foster on Thursday 26th March 2015

At the University of Leicester, research into the development of chicken breeds has resulted in one of the largest and best-provenanced collections of domestic fowl skeletons in Britain.

Created by Andre Carlo Colonese on Wednesday 11th February 2015

Last Friday, 30th of January, our periodic meeting took place at the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.

Created by Naomi Sykes on Tuesday 9th December 2014

As the project draws to the end of its first year, the team traveled to the world-famous visitor attraction of Vindolanda Roman Fort, on Hadrian’s Wall, to share their preliminary findings with mem

Created by Naomi Sykes on Wednesday 12th November 2014

Why on earth should we care about chickens? They are comical, stupid and their only purpose is to provide us with meat and eggs, right? Well…

Created by Idoia Grau Sologestoa on Friday 10th October 2014

Many members of the team are now back to the UK after having attended the International Meeting of the

Created by Naomi Sykes on Wednesday 1st October 2014

As we build-up to our Chicken Nuggets event at the Being Human Festi

Created by Naomi Sykes on Monday 29th September 2014

The story of the chicken is about more than just food! Their history is the history of humanity and the human mind.

Created by Julia Best on Monday 8th September 2014

We have just got back from a very busy and chicken filled weekend so here is a very quick update.

Created by Julia Best on Monday 14th July 2014

Towards the end of June, Dr Julia Best and PhD student Jacqueline Pitt ventured to Glastonbury festival in order to convey the research of the Chicken Project to a large and varied audience.


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