Teaches European, Classical and World Archaeology from the Bronze Age to the post-Roman period. Excavation/projects in the UK: Danebury Environs, The Hillforts of the Ridgeway, Artefacts from Eynsham Abbey, Iron Age axe heads, Early Medieval leatherworking in England and the Wessex Hillforts Project. The Hillforts of the Ridgeway project includes a training excavation. The Institute, which is part of the School of Archaeology, now also houses the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology and the Donald Baden-Powell Quaternary Research Centre.
What they say:
Drawing on well over a century of experience in teaching and research, outstanding museum and library resources and the cumulative knowledge of literally dozens of academics, Oxford’s Arch & Anth course offers a comprehensive guide to the richness and diversity of human cultural experience throughout space and time. In addition, you’ll take part in an archaeological excavation, have the opportunity of participating in other archaeological or anthropological projects anywhere in the world and undertake your own original research. Combine all of this with a superb quality of teaching, an unparalleled level of personal attention from those tutoring and lecturing you, a wealth of extra-curricular activities and excellent career opportunities and you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of Archaeology & Anthropology before now.
What we say:
The School of Archaeology was established in 2000, as the successor to the Committee for Archaeology. The School is comprised of the Institute of Archaeologyand the Research Laboratory for Archaeology & the History of Art . The Institute of Archaeology (part of the School of Archaeology) was established in 1962 by its first Director, Professor Christopher Hawke and now, together with the Research Laboratory in the Dyson-Perrins Building, South Parks Road, is the main focus for archaeological activity within Oxford University. Fourth in the latest 2008 RAE excercise, Oxford has a long history of archaeological study and in addition to the Archaeology Institute there are courses available through the Oriental Institue focusing on Egyptology and the Ancient Near East, in addition the Faculty of Classics offers courses in Classical Archaeology.