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Contact details:

Director: Professor Paul O'Higgins

PalaeoHub Technician and Collections Manager

Becky Knight (01904 328956)



University of York
Wentworth Way
YO10 5DD


The PalaeoHub is the newest addition the Department of Archaeology, located near the Environment Building on Heslington West. It brings together members of the department with interests in anatomy, artefacts, and prehistory, and whose focus of research relates to how our interactions with each other and the environment have led to cultural and physical transformations over time. While much of our work concerns human prehistory, it also looks at more recent cultural, animal and human remains in relation to environmental change.

PalaeoHub provides state-of-the-art facilities for imaging, materials testing, dissection, and computer analysis, and underpins research and learning in areas related to the above topics. The centre also houses the osteological and zooarchaeological teaching collections and provides teaching space for practical classes and seminars, and a base for interactions among staff and students who are members the University of York’s Centre for Human Palaeoecology and evolutionary origins: PALAEO.

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