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Queen's Anniversary Prize winner in recognition of teaching and research excellence

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A top 10 University for archaeology

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Consistently number 1 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey

Located in York, England's archaeological capital

Located in York, the UK's archaeological capital

Vibrant, friendly community with focus on small teaching groups

Vibrant, friendly community with focus on small teaching groups

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

 

Archaeology ranked in the top 5 in REF2014

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The Department climbs the league tables again.

 

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Featured News

University World Rankings 2016

York Archaeology ranked in Top 20 in the world!

Featured Events

BioArCh Opening

Weds 22 June 2016, 4:00

Celebrating the opening of our new BioArCh facilities

Archaeology graduation celebration

Weds 13 July 2016, 5:30

Join us for a reception at King's Manor to fete our new graduates!

York 800

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. 

Recent News

Star Carr archaeologists nominated for Angel Award

Posted on Thursday 25 August 2016

The Postglacial team have been shortlisted for a prestigious Historic England award.


Selection of bone fragments from Cnoc Coig
Britain’s last hunter-gatherers discovered using breakthrough analysis of bone fragments

Posted on Thursday 11 August 2016

Archaeologists from the Universities of York, Cambridge and UCL have identified rare human bones from the UK dating to the Late Mesolithic era (around 4000 BC, just prior to the arrival of farming in Britain) using an innovative new bone collagen analysis technique.


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