Institute of Archaeology

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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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Archaeology powered by communities

The Institute of Archaeology and British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and heritage for which a new crowd-funding platform has been launched. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2014 11:39:42 AM

UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

UCL award received for collaborative human wellbeing research

Beverley Butler and Anne Lanceley have been awarded UCL Grand Challenges funding for a cross-disciplinary research project to enhance wellbeing in cancer patients. More...

Published: Oct 15, 2014 4:50:01 PM

Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison features in THE

Rodney Harrison's AHRC grant success for the collaborative project on Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage featured recently in Times Higher Education. More...

Published: Oct 13, 2014 10:33:29 AM

ASE community heritage project at the National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket

Making good careers in archaeology

Dominic Perring's presentation as part of a conference on Archaeology, pay and training has recently been published online by the Institute for Archaeologists. More...

Published: Oct 9, 2014 5:10:53 PM

Why Leather? The Material and Cultural Dimensions of Leather (bookcover)

Why Leather?

A new publication, co-edited by Susanna Harris, which explores the material and cultural dimensions of leather has recently been published by Sidestone Press. More...

Published: Oct 8, 2014 12:20:27 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...

La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey

Re-examining Neanderthal hunting strategies at la Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey

Matt Pope will give the fourth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 20 October. More...

The cuneiform tablet that has provided fresh insights into the Babylonian Flood story

The Ark before Noah: The Tablet and the Book

The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Irving Finkel (British Museum) at the Institute on 20 October.  More...


Accordia Lecture: "the columns are unfinished to this day!" - new excavations in the forum of Pompeii

Christoph Rummel (German Archaeological Institute) will give the first Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 21 October. More...

Prof William F. Ruddiman

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Evidence for the Early Anthropogenic Hypothesis

William F. Ruddiman (University of Virginia) will give the Inaugural UCL Lecture on Climate and Human History at the Institute on 21 October. More...

ICCHA 2014 Public Lecture: Gold and Iron: China’s relations with the Steppe in the First Millennium BC

ICCHA 2014 Public Lecture: Gold and Iron: China’s relations with the Steppe in the First Millennium BC

Professor Dame Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford) will give the ICCHA 10 Year Anniversary Public Lecture at the Institute on 22 October. More...

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