Scientific investigative techniques are constantly changing, improving and significantly enhancing our archaeological knowledge. Archaeological science, also known as Archaeometry, comprises many furthe rsub-divisions which often overlap. Broadly, it involves the dating and the detailed scientific analysis of artefacts. Dating techniques include: Thermoluminescence (for inorganic material), Radiocarbon dating (for organic material), the use of Bayesian statistics […]
The Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen was established in October 2007, and as such is the youngest institution of its kind in Britain and is now the second-largest Department of Archaeology in Scotland, after Glasgow.
Richard Lee, Education Project Officer, Council for British Archaeology guides us through the world of continuing education and lifelong learning. Taking a degree is just one of many paths into the world of archaeology, with resources available beyond formal education that are suited to a wide range of age groups country-wide. Enjoying archaeology does not […]
Paul Middleton, Archaeology tutor at Peterborough Regional College, discusses some of the wide range of courses now available in archaeology.
Undergaduate and Postgraduate courses based in Orkney
Archaeology is one of the Department for Continuing Education’s most comprehensively taught subjects, offering students the chance for progression from a single day school through to Oxford award and degree programmes. Many short courses can be studied for credit.
Teaches undergraduate courses in archaeology and history from Classical Greece to Medieval Europe. Several practical training projects and excavations in Britain, Romania and Italy.
York has long been renowned for its expertise in the archaeology of the last 2000 years. Now it is extending its range back to the Palaeolithic and will be including far more prehistory in its undergraduate syllabus than previously. An Archaeology Data Service and electronic journal Internet Archaeology are based at the department as […]