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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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New book on World Heritage published by Lu Cooke

Tuesday 15 November 2022

'World Heritage: Concepts, Management and Conservation' presents an insight into discussions surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the properties on it.

Teeth analysis gives hints of the diet of an Iron Age woman

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Researchers studying the teeth of an elderly woman who lived 2,000 years ago have charted her diet from infancy to just before her death.

Oldest human DNA ever obtained from the UK reveals two distinct populations recolonised post Ice Age Britain

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Researchers have obtained the first genetic data from Palaeolithic human individuals in the UK, and the oldest human DNA from the British Isles thus far.

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