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Created by Naomi Sykes on Thursday 10th August 2017

We know that chickens descend from red junglefowl of East Asia (with a little bit of those yellow-legged grey junglefowl) but we are still a little uncertain about the timing and circumstances of t

Created by Naomi Sykes on Monday 31st July 2017

This is a grey junglefowl, which is on display at the Oxford University Natural History Museum.

Created by Naomi Sykes on Thursday 27th July 2017

If you're heading to Oxford, why not download this mini-chicken trail!

Created by Naomi Sykes on Thursday 27th July 2017

Throughout the Year of the Rooster, we’re running events and giving talks but we are also laying a breadcrumb trail of our research that tells the story of the Chicken’s global spread.

The Dinnersaurus at Oxford University Natural History Museum
Created by Naomi Sykes on Saturday 11th February 2017

The Tyrannosaurus rex: the first dinosaur whose name you remembered and the star of Jurassic Park. It lived for 2 million years at the end of the Cretaceous period.

Rise of the Dinnersaurus!
Created by Naomi Sykes on Sunday 29th January 2017

What do you know about chickens? You know nothing about chickens! And three years ago, neither did we.

Created by Tyr Fothergill on Monday 17th October 2016

One strand of interdisciplinary activity taking place as part of the Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions project is a collaborative research endeavour using archaeolog

Chicken Project - Poultry in Motion Bournemouth University
Created by Julia Best on Friday 1st July 2016

One weekend in late June the Festival of Learning returned to Bournemouth University.

Created by Naomi Sykes on Saturday 12th March 2016

In 2013, when we started our project researching human-chicken interactions over the last 8,000 years, we were lambasted by the press, in particular the red-tops, who couldn’t resist the puns: “Wha

Created by Julia Best on Monday 1st February 2016

At the end of January the team met in Nottingham for a project meeting. The day was immensely busy and successful.


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