Studying archaeology

Studying artefacts in the Sainsbury Centre

Mastering the Past – Studying Archaeology

A look at what an education in archaeology involves for prospective   students There is no denying archaeology is a topic that continues to grow in popularity; just turn on thetelevision and have a look at an evening’s schedule — there will be at least one programme (probably more!) on archaeology. Certainly, it is an […]

Aspects of Archaeology

Choosing a Field – Specialisms in Archaeology

The field of archaeology covers the full extent of human existence, through time and across the world. Small wonder it has spawned so many sub-disciplines, theoretical and practical. We look at some of the choices. There is more to archaeology than scraping away with a trowel or brushing dust from ancient hieroglyphs. The word ‘archaeology’ […]

Ethnoarchaeology

Ethnoarchaeology

Ethnoarchaeology is the study of past societies, focusing on material remains, rather than culture. Sometimes known as anthropological archaeology, it can provide insight into how people in the past may have lived, especially with regard to their social structures and religious beliefs. By looking at the way in which different social groups live and behave […]

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School of Oriental and African Studies, London

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.

University of Leicester Bone Lab

Leicester, University of

The School’s teaching covers all periods from the early Stone Age to Industrial Archaeology as well as Science in Archaeology and Greek and Roman History. Students have the opportunity to participate in training excavations. ULAS, the University of Leicester Archaeological Services, is the School’s fieldwork unit. Fieldwork projects include Neolithic Avebury, and landscape studies in […]

University of Hull fieldwork

Hull University

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.

Liverpool University Teaching Lab

Liverpool University, School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Based on the original Institute of Archaeology at Liverpool this is one of the oldest departments in Britain, with extensive museum and archive collections based on 100 years of research in the Near East, Egypt, Classical archaeology and human evolution. Currently offers a diverse selection of undergraduate and post graduate degree programes acorss the archaeological […]

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Winchester, University College

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.

Manchester University Archaeology Department

Manchester University, School of Arts, Histories & Cultures

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 […]

Newcastle University Fieldwork

Newcastle University, School of History, Classics and 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.

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