A team of University of Bradford archaeologists has received £1.9m in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to further study the Stone Ages.

Led by Dr Randolph Donahue, Dr Andrew Wilson and Dr Adrian Evans, the team aims to revolutionise landscape, site and artefact analyses by using digital recording methods and computed analysis. The project centres on the development of new technologies that will enable faster analysis of artefact fragments and complex surface scatters, which can then be automatically reconstructed using new software.

In collaboration with the Citizen Science Alliance, the team, supported by Professor Hassan Ugail, also of Bradford University and Dr Nick Ashton, of the British Museum, will also produce a new interactive website, home to a library of unique aerial imagery from the Turkana basin in Kenya.

This can be used by the public to search for skeletal remains and artefacts of our evolutionary ancestors.