The Department of Archaeology at York is internationally recognised as both a vibrant research community and a centre of excellent teaching. We offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, and pride ourselves on providing a supportive, enthusiastic, and challenging academic atmosphere which enables our students to achieve their full potential.
Welcome to York
Welcome to the Department of Archaeology at the University of York where we are proud to be at the forefront of archaeological research and teaching.
Our range of interests and expertise covers human history from prehistory to present. Studying archaeology helps us to understand the past, ourselves and our future.
York is the UK's archaeological capital and is the ideal place to study archaeology. With us you will develop a range of skills that will enhance your employment prospects both inside and outside the sector.
Prof. John Schofield
Head of Department
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Posted on Wednesday 22 February 2017
Suzi Richer reflects on palaeoecological approaches to understanding past woodland environments
Posted on Monday 20 February 2017
York post-doc develops new chronology method to analyse trace elements in mortars
Post-doc Researcher in Focus: Jamie Hampson and the RockART (Rock Art, Indigenous Heritage, and Cultural Identity) Project