York is a centre of research excellence in Roman, Medieval and Historical archaeology.
We have broad research interests linked to many of the most significant themes of Roman, 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, animals 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 (Senior Lecturer in Bioarchaeology, Deputy Head of Department)
- Steve Ashby (Senior Lecturer in Archaeology)
- Maureen Carroll (Professor of Roman Archaeology)
- Martin Carver (Professor Emeritus)
- Jonathan Finch (Professor of Archaeology)
- Kate Giles (Senior Lecturer in Archaeology)
- Dawn Hadley (Professor of Medieval Archaeology)
- Malin Holst (Lecturer in Osteoarchaeology)
- Caitlin Kitchener (Associate Lecturer in Historical Archaeology)
- Aleksandra McClain (Senior Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology)
- Julian Richards (Professor of Archaeology)
- John Schofield (Professor of Archaeology)
- Stephanie Wynne-Jones (Professor of Archaeology, Deputy Head of Department)