Archaeology research

Our research ranges from Greenland to Kurdistan, and from the Palaeolithic to the present day. Within that range, we have particular research strengths in material culture, landscape practice, Scotland, the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, and the early historic period. 

Material culture lies at the heart of our research at all scales, from the individual artefact to entire landscapes and from early prehistory to recent times. While fieldwork and scientific analyses of objects are prominent in and fundamental to our research, we look well beyond our excavations and labs to understand not only how material culture is deposited and recovered but also how meanings are attributed and reshaped. 

We also engage in the presentation of archaeological remains in modern settings, and are involved in their management as cultural heritage and resources of the tourism industry.


Research Groups

Alcock Library and Resource Centre for Historical Archaeology 

Centre for Battlefield Archaeology