Accessing Archaeology - Scarborough Castle

Queen's Anniversary Prize winner in recognition of teaching and research excellence

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A top 10 University for archaeology

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Consistently high-scoring in the National Student Survey

Located in York, England's archaeological capital

Located in York, the UK's archaeological capital

Vibrant, friendly community with focus on small teaching groups

Vibrant, friendly community with focus on small teaching groups

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

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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

Rankings and Awards

#11 in UK Archaeology league tables 2018

#12 in World University Rankings 2018

Top 5 in Ref 2014

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Featured News

Star Carr monographs published

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Two volumes on the excavations are available

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Research in Focus

Post-doc Researcher in Focus: Dr Suzi Richer tells us about her research

Recent News

New insights into ancient diets unlocked through british teeth

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

British smiles have sometimes had a less-than-flattering international image, but a new study has put tartar from our infamously bad teeth to good use


Welcome to Dr Nathan Wales, our new Lecturer in Archaeological Science

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018

Nathan's research spans plant genetics, archaeobotany and palaeogenomics


Upcoming Events

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Sep

New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage-IIWC 21st Symposium 2018, York, UK

The 21st International Symposium of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee supported by ICOMOS-UK and York Archaeological Trust, and in association with the University of York, Historic England and York Minster. 12 – 15 September 2018, York, UK