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RT : Good thing and other marine mammals will be included in our App! https://t.co/cbaV1SUzw7
2 days 4 hours ago
RT : Bunny zooarchaeologist! https://t.co/PQC1BfdZvE
2 days 4 hours ago
RT : Creating content for the app...including scientific names for the (Draco europaeus?) and th… https://t.co/auny9kGFlc
2 days 4 hours ago
RT : . "Rabbit's Friends and Relations" at Norwich Castle, 3rd March: https://t.co/ssC1UEaEeI
4 days 15 hours ago
RT : I know personally - we're both involved with the project. I admire his work!
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RT : Congratulations to the team on this fascinating look at https://t.co/3Kmdl7C6vf
1 week 18 hours ago
RT : Like an invasive species, rabbits are everywhere! Huge congrats to on his first publication and th… https://t.co/933fdoZfGh
1 week 1 day ago
RT : Our rabbit domestication paper, with and , comes out today in and there's… https://t.co/nj5LdXzw2x
1 week 1 day ago
RT : Where rabbits, domestication and embellishment in scientific research collide. The project is off to… https://t.co/1HQvPVY8ib
1 week 1 day ago
RT : Great chat with Tom Cadbury talking about rabbits for , complete with medieval bunn… https://t.co/kC9by5tZcl
1 week 2 days ago
RT : Rabbits are all cute and stuff. Or so we thought. There is now irrefutable evidence that Rabbits are EVIL:… https://t.co/BnFskFFHAP
1 week 2 days ago
RT : 'They are Britain's only native hare and may have been here since the Ice Age'. Hopefully by the end of my Phd we'l… https://t.co/WxHtTRgVUr
1 week 4 days ago
RT : Heading to Ankara for ?? Consider our session "Zooarchaeology for Global Challenges", organised by… https://t.co/v6ZvrEoZXI
1 week 5 days ago
RT : St Valentine was saved from his torturers by a wild bear, who tore out their eyes. Whi… https://t.co/E8aGtwepe9
1 week 5 days ago
RT : Just your average day photographing cat for and our app. Coming to phones… https://t.co/JqW2utd8TW
1 week 6 days ago
RT : Looking at animals in for , a pattern emerges: desert fathers slay dragons and tame lions… https://t.co/6nowFWcN3m
2 weeks 1 day ago
Wow that’s superb! Will take a proper look now. Thank you for taking the time to reply!
2 weeks 1 day ago
Anything would be grand at this stage!
2 weeks 1 day ago
Whatever images we can get at this stage - we’re after examples of types of represe… https://t.co/pNHUXtmQME
2 weeks 2 days ago
Hello World! We’re looking for a few copyright free images of animals (carvings, , bones...) to… https://t.co/isiCTtDT8J
2 weeks 4 days ago
RT : Thrilled to announce the publication of my article with Tom Williamson, Ritual Landscapes in Pagan and Early Christ… https://t.co/E6bQYKbTFM
2 weeks 5 days ago
RT : one to add to the collection. https://t.co/zbE1KOoHNo
2 weeks 5 days ago
RT : Had great fun helping search for mountain hares today https://t.co/fRtScplYJG
2 weeks 5 days ago
RT : First go at actual data collection with awesome rig! https://t.co/zzoFHuA23b
2 weeks 5 days ago
3D scanning our first ‘Roman’ rabbit prior to sampling for genetics and dating. https://t.co/cA38ZwCQlL
3 weeks 2 days ago
Our team will be presenting at this and, with luck, will be able to launch our new app at the same time! https://t.co/l1iInCPGip
3 weeks 3 days ago
RT : Mountain Hare stretch. December 2017 https://t.co/Sd7OdUJ8AL
3 weeks 3 days ago
RT : Head on Hare this morning https://t.co/pq5xuRQr9C
3 weeks 3 days ago
RT : The sampling trip continues, mountain hares have been collected from Avignon, Geneva, Neuchâtel and now Bern, see l… https://t.co/QTyC27JkSI
1 month 1 day ago
RT : Sweeping middle left to bottom right, we have the traces of a hare warren pale. I do like having something to recor… https://t.co/2oZtUmVsvw
1 month 1 day ago
RT : Brown Hare this morning after having to do alot of crawling through the cold wet grass https://t.co/V5lzUr10uE
1 month 3 days ago
Team making huge progress, co-authoring a paper on the archaeology of animal-focussed festivities. History! Linguis… https://t.co/q7aTneuk99
1 month 3 days ago
Excited that we have been given a slot to speak at the annual conference this year 20-22 April.
1 month 3 days ago
RT : A Mountain with her new born leverets, Shetland Islands. Always plenty good snow scene hare images round in w… https://t.co/1WyYLjrAJv
1 month 3 days ago
RT : Been to the north with Russia, been to the south with Spain, now in the middle in Avignon collecting hares!… https://t.co/od78yapu78
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RT : Brown Hare late afternoon last weekend https://t.co/t6chtSlVLn
1 month 2 weeks ago
RT : Young Mountain Hare December 2017 https://t.co/H1TaDQvoiN
1 month 2 weeks ago
RT : Mountain Hare praying for snow https://t.co/1BRji0LHaK
2 months 3 weeks ago
2 months 3 weeks ago
RT : Tom Fowler is now talking to us about challenging animal migration narratives and the policy implicat… https://t.co/opkbDR0qHu
3 months 2 weeks ago
RT : MRes students Fran & Esther hard at work looking for hares and cats https://t.co/3LiGgHFcXO
3 months 4 weeks ago
RT : Check it out ! Present day thoughts on and biological "Aliens" from https://t.co/TebGERTqzC
4 months 2 days ago
RT : 'Hare with eggs', 1955, in the museum of witchcraft at Boscastle. By William Worthington https://t.co/8cojFfoWkr
5 months 2 weeks ago
RT : The answer...? It’s a juvenile rabbit! Did you guess the correct answer?! https://t.co/3lZEL4xIPS
5 months 2 weeks ago
RT : Preparation for HE Zooarchaeology reference collection. Skinning to bones in a week! Guess the small mammal ?!… https://t.co/sbSbWyLEOU
5 months 3 weeks ago
RT : Brexit=Time for eating native British food again! Beef, rabbit, chicken. Er, no, wait...hang on Brexit food crisis? https://t.co/4onKra3pJf
5 months 3 weeks ago
RT : A hoard of new samples collected today. Includes mandibles and polecat !
5 months 3 weeks ago
RT : . sampling trip today!
5 months 4 weeks ago
RT : Um... there weren't any? So, good luck with that Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago https://t.co/0q03lljvQS
5 months 4 weeks ago
RT : Theresa May has succeeded in providing the hostile environment for migrants she promised. Read here. https://t.co/WcZ8KyI3Vu
6 months 15 hours ago
RT : Spotted this 11/12thC carving of a hare (?) Reset in the porch at Elmley Castle, Worcs, this afternoon… https://t.co/iD4ZcFtLcj
6 months 1 week ago
RT : I haven't forgotten about our Italian hares, Tom! After we'll connect properly!
6 months 1 week ago
RT : A national symbol, and I don't just mean Ms. Potter. https://t.co/IAihv16Y3n
6 months 1 week ago
RT : Thanks to Sheila Hamilton-Dyer for a great week in Southampton. Lots of new data collected for
6 months 1 week ago
At Barcelona zoo, where white rabbits are fed to the vultures. https://t.co/KnaC5yn5H7
6 months 2 weeks ago
RT : . hare hunting in a flotation sample! It's one of the best ways to catch all the small bones.… https://t.co/b9pvR2Fp7Z
6 months 2 weeks ago
Comin' over 'ere 700k contaminated eggs. https://t.co/QzjJIg47tw
6 months 2 weeks ago
RT : So how did chickens get from Southeast Asia into Europe? Via Africa! The next step on the https://t.co/LD0O1O1puF
6 months 2 weeks ago
RT : This, , & tell me, is a juvenile rabbit clavicle. Niche Tweets​! https://t.co/pEyldrshiT
6 months 2 weeks ago
RT : Mountain hare in Scottish Highlands https://t.co/YNENY27AIi Nikon D610 with Tamron 150-600mm handhe… https://t.co/A78UEZF0JM
6 months 2 weeks ago
2/2 ancient specimen from the Roman palace. Looks much more consistent with th… https://t.co/w21QoqdPmF
6 months 2 weeks ago
1/2: Three bones. The big white one on the left is modern brown hare, the smal… https://t.co/LDhihXnR5E
6 months 2 weeks ago
This could be so cool! Everything weird happens at Fishbourne. Another meeting th… https://t.co/H0oEavCI6m
6 months 2 weeks ago
Erm..this 'hare' bone looks much more like a rabbit. A Roman rabbit?! If it's gonna happen, it'd be at Fishbourne… https://t.co/QmCSZzAWRZ
6 months 2 weeks ago
1st team meeting! Amazing new post-docs all mucking in to learn about archaeological hare bones (& extract from… https://t.co/iFrMbw0N3Q
6 months 2 weeks ago
RT : Great fun with zooarchs, geneticists & linguists finding hare bones https://t.co/9m05ovndlh
6 months 3 weeks ago
RT : Our new paper on the Dama of Barbuda (where the fallow deer is the national animal!) now out and open access https://t.co/mxGvtECaUG
6 months 3 weeks ago
6 months 3 weeks ago
RT : The richest AND the nine poorest areas in Northern Europe are in the UK. https://t.co/lH8nLdy4Go
7 months 3 weeks ago
RT : Hares in the grapevines at Eden Project https://t.co/9mBm4kAtpF
7 months 3 weeks ago
RT : This week, I have mostly been walking past this in the morning. Missing Portsmouth already. Thanks https://t.co/uHEtkn2BaS
7 months 3 weeks ago
We don't know when (& therefore why) wolves went extinct in Britain - this is vital info for any rewind… https://t.co/t8mTCTWOff
7 months 3 weeks ago
Good question. True wolves were native but we don't know when (and therefore why) they went extinc… https://t.co/VUedthIVxs
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Did you say Rabbits? https://t.co/jZMeTI4qHP
8 months 2 weeks ago
RT : have you seen the latest long read from ? Xenophobia & alien species with a squirrely twist https://t.co/qipe461VhG
9 months 2 days ago
RT : Samples from the amazing hare assemblage from the Roman villa at Whitehall Farm https://t.co/SvQdBJqdtc
9 months 2 days ago
RT : Brexit is entrenching some dangerous myths about ‘British’ culture https://t.co/kJUuGRpwtf
9 months 2 days ago
RT : . presenting his research at Research Festival https://t.co/uAH147Oi7H
9 months 2 days ago
RT : Fowler: the origins of the Easter bunny as a bio-cultural 'alien' (May + Farage cld learn a thing or two from this!)
9 months 4 days ago
RT : Great afternoon spent sampling hares for at Whitehall Farm Roman villa. Lots more to find tomorrow!
9 months 3 weeks ago
Are you a zooarchaeologist preoccupied by Lagomorphs? What better way to spend your weekend than applying for this! https://t.co/QHFvH2Air7
10 months 1 day ago
Raft of jobs coming your way. First up - are you a geneticist who likes rabbits? This may be for you https://t.co/17mA0x5ZVG
10 months 1 day ago
RT : Doh! Stupid broken link. This should worky! https://t.co/xR4UjqbZ3S https://t.co/6j49hEMiT9
10 months 1 week ago
RT : Giant chicken has arrived. How are we going to put it back together? https://t.co/0VXtUVEFr6
10 months 1 week ago
RT : That slightly controversial poster, Easter Monday , Northumberland https://t.co/veVcccWNMC
10 months 1 week ago
RT : Download Beautiful Free Vintage Easter Cards from the New York Public Library. Happy Easter!… https://t.co/kNBfUOmCz5

Welcome to Exploring the Easter E.g.: Shifting Baselines and Changing Perceptions of Cultural and Biological “Aliens”, a major AHRC-funded research project.

Easter is the most important event in the Christian calendar, yet little is known about the festival’s genesis, when it first appeared in Britain, the origins of its component customs – e.g. the gifting of eggs purportedly delivered by the Easter ‘bunny’ – or how they coalesced to form modern traditions.

Our team will explore these questions by integrating evidence from anthropology, (zoo)archaeology, (art)history, evolutionary biology, law, historical linguistics, natural history and religious studies.

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