York is a centre of research excellence in medieval and historical archaeology.
We have broad research interests linked to many of the most significant themes of medieval and historical archaeology, including the medieval Islamic world.
We look at the relationship archaeology has with art, history and material culture. We explore sociopolitical transitions through history such as:
- Local and global trade, exchange and interaction
- Settlement and inhabitation of buildings, landscapes and social spaces
- Working and social relationships between people, animal and animal products.
We also analyse material expressions of identity and its relationship to social location, as well as studying the archaeology of death and memory.
- Michelle Alexander (Lecturer in Bioarchaeology)
- Steve Ashby (Senior Lecturer)
- Martin Carver (Professor Emeritus)
- Jonathan Finch (Reader)
- Kate Giles (Senior Lecturer)
- Dawn Hadley (Professor of Medieval Archaeology)
- Malin Holst (Lecturer in Osteoarchaeology)
- Aleksandra McClain (Senior Lecturer)
- Julian Richards (Professor of Archaeology)
- John Schofield (Professor)
- Stephanie Wynne-Jones (Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Deputy Head of Department)
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