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UCL Institute of Archaeology

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


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

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Crowd-sourcing Britain’s Bronze Age

A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection. More...

Published: Apr 16, 2014 1:24:19 PM

Expanding Boundaries. Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies conference (October 2014)

Expanding Boundaries

A call for papers for a conference entitled 'Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies' is announced. More...

Published: Apr 15, 2014 2:58:53 PM

A reconstruction by Ian Dennis of the Whitehawk causewayed enclosure c. 3,600 cal BC (reproduced from Whittle, Healy and Bayliss 2011; fig. 1.3)

Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project wins HLF grant

The Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project has received £99,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting initiative based in Brighton. More...

Published: Apr 14, 2014 4:10:57 PM

The Great Kocicevo Transect

View from the trenches: Bosnia&Herzegovina

Marc Vander Linden, David Orton, Gary Marriner, Kevan Edinborough and Anne de Vareilles have recently returned from the 2014 field season in Bosnia&Herzegovina, led by the EUROFARM project. More...

Published: Apr 9, 2014 4:59:34 PM

Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall (Photo courtesy of the Hadrian's Wall Trust)

CAA co-ordination role for Hadrian's Wall site management

The UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology is co-ordinating consultation in preparation for the drafting of the 2015-2019 Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan. More...

Published: Apr 8, 2014 5:08:01 PM

Events at the Institute of Archaeology

World Archaeology Festival 2014

World Archaeology Festival 2014

The Institute's contribution to the Council of British Archaeology's Festival of British Archaeology will take place on Saturday 14 June from 11am-5pm More...

Thin Section Petrgraphy of Archaeological Ceramics

Thin Section Petrography of Archaeological Ceramics Training Course 2014

An intensive training course on Thin Section Petrography of Archaeological Ceramics will be run at the Institute from 7-18 April 2014 and taught by Patrick Quinn. More...

Viking silver arm ring

Silver and Other Economies in the Viking World

A two-day conference exploring the role of silver and other media in Viking society and economy will be held at the Institute and British Museum on 23-24 April. More...

Crypto-colonial and national archaeologies as identity politics in the Cretan state

Crypto-colonial and national archaeologies as identity politics in the Cretan state

Vassilios Varouhakis (University of Southampton) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network on 30 April. More...


Accordia Lecture: Perceptions of Prophecy

Nancy De Grummond (Florida State University) will give the final Accordia Lecture of the 2013-14 series at the Institute on 6 May. More...

Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar series 2013-14

Runestone images and visual communication in Viking Age Scandinavia

The penultimate seminar in the 2013-14 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Marjolein Stern (University of Nottingham). More...

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