The Department of Archaeology at York is internationally recognised as both a vibrant research community and a centre of excellent teaching. We offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, and pride ourselves on providing a supportive, enthusiastic, and challenging academic atmosphere which enables our students to achieve their full potential.
Welcome to York
Welcome to the Department of Archaeology at the University of York where we are proud to be at the forefront of archaeological research and teaching.
Our range of interests and expertise covers human history from prehistory to present. Studying archaeology helps us to understand the past, ourselves and our future.
York is the UK's archaeological capital and is the ideal place to study archaeology. With us you will develop a range of skills that will enhance your employment prospects both inside and outside the sector.
Prof. John Schofield
Head of Department
The Department climbs the league tables again.
Sara Perry shortlisted for Most Innovative Teacher
York Archaeology ranked in Top 20 in the world!
Archaeology Induction Days
Tues 27/Thurs 29 September, 2016
Welcome to our new archaeology Master's and undergraduate students!
PG Welcome reception
Tues 27 September, 2016, 5:30-7:00 PM
Reception for all KM staff and students
In 2012, York celebrated 800 years of being a self-governing city. Watch the video to see how York has developed into a vibrant, exciting place to live, work and study.
Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016
Researchers from the University of York have helped to solve an archaeological dispute - confirming that Neandertals were responsible for producing tools and artefacts previously argued by some to be exclusively in the realm of modern human cognitive abilities.
Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2016
York archaeologists publish new paper in Internet Archaeology