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Department of Archaeology

The global pandemic is certainly posing challenges for everyone but here in Archaeology we are committed to ensuring an excellent teaching experience for all our students. How we deliver our modules depends on government guidance and we've worked hard to ensure our usual high standard of teaching is delivered in inclusive and accessible ways. We are committed to teaching in person at King's Manor or on the main University Campus West wherever possible, while also providing alternative teaching to those students who might not be able to get to York.

We've created an engaging experience that's carefully designed to develop important skills as you explore the world of Archaeology with us. We'll continue to be a friendly community for students whether in person or online - our students always come first.

We're updating our Coronavirus webpages regularly with the latest information for staff and current students.

Professor Nicky Milner, Head of Department

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Two new lectureships available!

Monday 26 April 2021

We have opportunities for lecturers in Museum Studies and Historical Archaeology

Tribute to Don Henson

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Don was a much loved friend and colleague in the Department

Grave goods show gendered roles for Neolithic farmers

Thursday 15 April 2021

Grave goods, such as stone tools, have revealed that Neolithic farmers had different work-related activities for men and women.

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Researcher in focus

 Tom Fitton

Dr Tom Fitton

Tom is a landscape archaeologist whose research focuses on the maritime landscapes and coastal settlements of the early medieval Swahili Coast of Eastern Africa. He is particularly interested in the development of maritime activities and networks, resource ecologies, and adoption of Islam in the ports of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Tom is currently a PDRA on the Leverhulme-funded Urban Ecology and Transitions in the Zanzibar Archipelago Project (UETZAP)[].