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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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Postgraduate study


King's Manor is home to four journals:

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Two new PhD scholarships available

Tuesday 6 December 2022

We are pleased to announce to two new PhD studentship funded through the NERC collaborative Doctoral Training Programme: Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (ACCE).

The wall paintings of Pickering Church

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Dr Kate Giles has just published a new book on the medieval wall paintings of Pickering Church.

Senior lecturer appears on TV in Japan

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Dr Penny Bickle appears on Japan's longest running archaeology TV programme.

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