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UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • Museum Studies, Conservation, Cultural Heritage Studies, Public Archaeology
  • Environmental Archaeology, Archaeological Material Science and Computational Modelling
  • Social, Historical and Cultural Archaeological Studies


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, as evidenced by its top position in university league tables and National Student Survey results. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale. Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of courses on a diverse range of topics, and wide-ranging fieldwork opportunities.  The Institute hosts events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to heritage organisations, museums and archaeological societies, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.

News from the Institute of Archaeology

A computer-vision rendering of a soldier from the terracotta army

Technology provides clues to Terracotta Army creation

Institute researchers and colleagues have been using the latest imaging technology and other advanced methods to deduce the design process behind the Terracotta warriors. More...

Published: Nov 21, 2014 12:11:15 PM

Zooarchaeological material

Job Vacancy: Teaching Fellow in Zooarchaeology

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Teaching Fellow in Zooarchaeology (Ref.:1445635). The deadline for applications is 2 December 2014. More...

Published: Nov 19, 2014 11:23:52 AM

UCL Institute of Archaeology (Photo: Lisa Daniel)

Prizes awarded to Institute students 2013-14

Congratulations to the Institute students who have been awarded Faculty and departmental prizes for the 2013-14 academic session. More...

Published: Nov 18, 2014 1:02:58 PM

Isis figurine (UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: UC 60100)

Isis Prize 2015

The Isis Prize is again available in 2015 to fund research projects on Ancient Egypt. The deadline for applications is 27 February 2015. More...

Published: Nov 17, 2014 10:49:54 AM

Distribution of later prehistoric sites in continental northwest Europe

The Later Prehistory of Europe: the evidence of recent fieldwork

Marc Vander Linden and colleagues have recently published via ADS an extensive dataset of Later Prehistoric sites on the nearby continent. More...

Published: Nov 14, 2014 3:51:14 PM

Events at the Institute of Archaeology

Voices of War: UCL in WWI

Voices of War: UCL in WWI

The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, Voices of War: UCL in WWI, opens to the public from 6 May 2014. More...

Ancient Egyptian Language and Texts

AELT UK Workshop 2014

The AELT UK Workshop returns to the Institute of Archaeology for its 6th meeting on 22 November. More...

Studying visitors’ experiences with digitally mediated museum exhibits

Crossdisciplinary frameworks for studying visitors' experiences with digitally mediated museum exhibits

Theano Moussouri & Eleni Vomvyla will give the eighth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 24 November. More...

Ahu survey at One Makihi, Rapa Nui

The archaeology of Easter Island

Sue Hamilton will give a Lunch Hour Lecture in UCL on 25 November entitled The archaeology of Easter Island. More...

Rock art, environment and landscape at Oukaïmeden valley (High Atlas, Morocco) (Image © The British Museum)

Make these stones talk! Rock art, environment and landscape at Oukaïmeden valley (High Atlas, Morocco)

Jorge de Torres (British Museum, Trust for African Rock Art) will give the next seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 26 November. More...

UNESCO World Heritage: A New Global Order of Things

Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture 2014

Lynn Meskell (Stanford University) will give the Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture 2014 on 27 November with a presentation entitled 'UNESCO World Heritage: A New Global Order of Things'. More...

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