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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

Times Higher Education Awards 2016

Sara Perry shortlisted for Most Innovative Teacher

University World Rankings 2016

York Archaeology ranked in Top 20 in the world!

Featured Events

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

 

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

Disputed Neandertal region confirmed in France

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.


Lithic Residue Survival and Characterisation at Star Carr

Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2016

York archaeologists publish new paper in Internet Archaeology


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