With a focus on Africa and Asia, the department offers a multi disciplinary approach across the fields of Archaeology, Art History and Ancient Near Eastern Language study, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
This model of Stonehenge is one of eight other Jaffa Cake creations Dominic Wilcox made to represent Britain, from Tower Bridge to the Loch Ness monster. The building blocks were made by excavating about five different Jaffa Cakes then carefully balancing them in a circle. He created the strangely realistic reflection on the plate by shining a light through the orange cellophane packet. Sent in by [...]
This cake was made in the style of Bryn celli ddu, a Bronze Age mound and passage grave built over a Neolithic henge and stone circle on Anglesey, for the leaving do of Tanya Berks (Gwynedd Archaeological Trust illustrator and surveyor). Sent in by Matthew Jones, featured in issue 266 of Current Archaeology.
Museum of London Archaeology recently held an archaeological bake-off, raising £86.50 for Refuge: Women and Children against Domestic Violence. Entries included a festive site snow scene (with stratigraphy in section and in plan), a coin hoard buried deep within a cherry bourbon chocolate cake, a timber-framed building with impressive transverse sectional elevation, chunks of Roman road, and the winner: a trench, complete with tools, treasure, [...]
Following his brilliant group tour of Orkney, the theme for Robert Morgan’s Christmas cake had to be Skara Brae. It was the centrepiece of his Christmas dinner and was much admired by all. Sent in by Robert Morgan, featured in issue 264 of Current Archaeology.
Helen Sharp’s mother made her this Hallaton Treasure birthday cake featuring Iron Age coins and a Roman helmet. She even went to the trouble of printing off tiny images of the real coins and colouring them gold or silver. Sent in by Helen Sharp, featured in issue 263 of Current Archaeology.
Benn Penny-Mason couldn’t resist the temptation to send in a photo of a cake made with a friend for their boss at this year’s Silchester Insula IX Excavations. Cindy van Zwieten is the Head of Science on site, so fittingly they constructed a ‘micromorph’ cake shaped like a sample from a pit section for her special day. Sent in by Benn Penny-Mason, featured [...]
Members will receive basic training in archaeological methods while working on our current sites. This can include preparation of a site for possible excavation, research, survey work, digging, trowelling, drawing and maintaining a Site Diary. Meeting Details Venue Address: Denton Festival Hall, Peel Street, Denton M34 7JX Times of meeting: 7.30pm third Thursday of [...]
Lisa Westcott Wilkins chats to Matthew Symonds, Acting Editor of Current World Archaeology for the past year, who is just about to take up the editorial reins at CA. Why did you become an archaeologist? I’ve loved archaeology for as long as I can remember. I think it started with reading archaeological fiction, like Rosemary [...]
There are about 60 students per year taking BA Archaeology and BA Archaeological Practice at this thriving university college. Field work and practical archaeology are a particular focus. MA courses and research degrees also offered.
There are few better regions in Britain to study Archaeology, as the countryside of Eastern Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire contains a wealth of archaeological remains and its historic centres, such as Hull and Beverley, provide well preserved evidence for the development of Medieval townscapes.
This is a department which, whilst it does not have a specific archaeology department has a wide-ranging Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology department. Swansea is home to an Egyptology Museum entitled the Egypt Centre. A significant amount of fieldwork has been done in Greece and Turkey.
A leading research and teaching Department housed in a custom-designed building with laboratories and spacious research school accommodation. The Department was founded in 1976 and has now grown to become the largest Department of Archaeology outside London.
Reading has a friendly and energetic Department of Archaeology, with an international reputation in research and teaching. They have their own modern building and as part of the School of Human and Environmental Sciences, have access to a wide range of excellent scientific facilities, laboratories and expertise.
This course is delivered by Truro College, this one year programme is equivalent to the final year of a degree course. Students should have already completed a Foundation Degree or HND in a relevant subject. The programme contains extensive fieldwork, museum work and artefact care, providing the opportunity for students to undertake surveys and discover [...]
BA/BSc degrees in Anthropology with a selection of archaeology courses, especially in human evolution and osteology, as well as postgraduate degrees in Anthropology.
Nottingham’s Department of Archaeology, one of six departments in the School of Humanities, has expanded significantly in recent years and provides a vibrant environment and extensive facilities for those wishing to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate study in archaeology.
Archaeology is part of the School of Historical Studies along with Classics and History, situated in the heart of the bustling city of Newcastle. They offer Degrees in Archaeology, Bioarchaeological Science, and Ancient History and Archaeology, as well as postgraduate study.
Archaeology at the University of Manchester involves the study of past humanity: how humans have learned to live in the world, shaping it through their actions. From the evolution of our species to the transformations wrought by the Industrial Revolution, our degree will enable you to explore a fascinating range of different cultures, through their material [...]