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UCL Institute of Archaeology

About the Institute

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The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world archaeology.

Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of course options, both theoretical and practical, covering a diverse array of archaeological topics, and wide-ranging fieldwork opportunities.

The Institute hosts numerous events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to many other heritage institutions, archaeological societies and organizations, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.

Research

UCL Institute of Archaeology

Research at the Institute of Archaeology covers fieldwork, laboratory analysis and conservation, artefact studies, and theoretical, synthetic, and analytical work across a range of perspectives. It has more than 60 research active staff, projects on five continents and in the Pacific, and wins regular and substantial research funding from a wide range of national and international sources.

News

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Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past bookcover

Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past

An innovative volume edited by François G. Richard and Kevin MacDonald which examines materiality, history and the shaping of cultural identities in Africa, has now been published by Left Coast Press. More...

Community Archaeology Geophysics Group surveying a Roman burial in Hertfordshire (Image courtesy of CAGG)

Of Magistrates and Magnetics: Studying the Towns of Roman Britain

Kris Lockyear has been invited to present his geophysics research as part of Cincinnati Museum Center's Insights Lecture Series this week. More...

The Neolithic site of Kočićevo in the lower Vrbas valley (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina): report of the 2009-2014 field seasons

Monograph published by the EUROFARM team

Members of the EUROFARM project have just published a monograph summarising the results of several field seasons on the site of Kočićevo and its surroundings (Republika Srpska, Bosnia&Herzegovina). More...

Events

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Events

We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology

The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology, opens to the public from 8 May 2015. More...

Starts: May 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute on 26 May. More...

Starts: May 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Rice and methane in monsoon Asia

Fabio Silva / Dorian Fuller (UCL) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 26 May. More...

Starts: May 26, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Winifred Lamb at War: Room 40 and the BBC

David Gill (University Campus Suffolk) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network on 27 May. More...

Starts: May 27, 2015 5:15:00 PM

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Careers

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Few other subjects address the very wide breadth of skills and topics covered in an archaeology degree. The academic, laboratory and fieldwork components within the degrees offered by the Institute of Archaeology give graduates a real advantage in developing their careers. At the Institute we aim to give you the best experience throughout your degree, and the best start in your chosen career.


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