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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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National Student Survey 2021

Thursday 22 July 2021

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest Archaeology students in the UK.

Canine faeces reveal more about 17th century working sled dogs

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Proteins from frozen canine faeces have been successfully extracted for the first time to reveal more about the diets of Arctic sled dogs.

Archaeologists to recover lost World War II US bomber crew in West Sussex field

Monday 5 July 2021

University of York archaeologists are working with British and US military veterans to recover the remains of a World War II bomber crew.

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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)[].