Department of Archaeology
Welcome to our department! As one of the top rated archaeology departments, our mission is to engage and inspire students, the broader academic community, industrial partners and the public through the discovery of the human past.
We are a very friendly and collegial community of scholars with a core belief that staff happiness, well-being and inclusivity is the key to enabling teaching and research excellence: Equality, diversity and inclusion are at our core; We believe in the importance of wellbeing; We want everyone to feel supported and valued; We strive to empower everyone to achieve their full potential; We are enthusiastic, proactive and innovative; We aim for a sustainable future.
Professor Nicky Milner, Head of Department
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King's Manor is home to four journals:
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Thursday 30 March 2023
People living on the ‘Swahili coast’ - the Indian Ocean coast of eastern Africa - have African and Asian ancestry according to new research on ancient DNA.
Wednesday 22 March 2023
Archaeology at York placed 5th in the UK and 20th in the world according to the latest release of the QS World University Rankings by subject (2023).
Wednesday 15 March 2023
A new study has found evidence of cheesemaking, using milk from multiple animals in Late Neolithic Poland.
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