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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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Guardian University Guide 2022

Monday 13 September 2021

Department of Archaeology maintains its place in the UK top 10

PhD programme to cast new light on European prehistoric sites

Friday 10 September 2021

The Department of Archaeology has been awarded funding for an innovative international programme of training and research in a rapidly expanding branch of archaeological science.

New research explores relationship between autism spectrum conditions and material culture

Thursday 9 September 2021

Autism spectrum conditions are widely characterized as a cognitive difference which affects social understanding and behaviour. However, evidence increasingly suggests that the condition also affects engagement with material aspects of the environment.

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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)[].