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haskel greenfield, a man wearing a blue button up shirt and a beige hat, pictured on a wood deck with scenic hills behind in the distance.

Uncovering heritage: Jewish Heritage Month feature

May 13, 2024 — 
As May is Jewish Heritage Month, UM Today wanted to share the work and insights of Haskel Greenfield, and so we took a page from his book and dug up an old story from our past.

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ancient fingerprints in clay

UM anthropologist develops technique to age and sex ancient fingerprints

April 20, 2020 — 
There is an intimacy to studying ancient fingerprints, professor says, one that now seems more potent during a time of forced physical distancing

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Donalee Deck at Cirque of the Unclimbables in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories.

Alumni At Home: Yes, we have no dinosaurs

July 16, 2018 — 
Donalee Deck’s career has turned her into a bit of a nomad

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Wpg Free Press: Hot diggity… donkey?

April 30, 2018 — 
Ancient house with revered animals buried under floor a modern-day mystery for University of Manitoba-led archeology excavation in Israel

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A temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria is destroyed by ISIS

Destroying antiquities, explaining ISIS

February 8, 2017 — 
Professor Tina Greenfield gave a recent campus lecture arguing why we should care about ISIS destroying artifacts in the “cradle of civilization"

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Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document relics and rarities at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS. // PHOTO BY KATIE CHALMERS-BROOKS

Desautels Faculty of Music

Some of our favourite stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 — 
Through the course of the year over 1,500 stories were shared with the U of M community and these are some of our favourites

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Faculty of Arts

CBC, CTV: Anthropology students digging at Lockport site for connections to Aboriginal agriculture

June 22, 2016 — 
Nine anthropology students from the University of Manitoba have spent the past month digging at a heritage site on the Red River

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US Embassy: Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Women in STEM Professions

March 22, 2016 — 
Dr.Greenfield goes to Washington



St. Paul's College

WFP: Discovery of biblical city shares local connection

August 17, 2015 — 
U of M professor worked at site where David slew Goliath

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i24: The gate through which Goliath passed?

August 4, 2015 — 
The University of Manitoba is involved in an archaeological dig in Israel that may have uncovered structures and an entrance gate to the Philistine city of Gath, once home to the giant biblical Goliath, media reports.


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