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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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Institute Masters students win prestigious awards

Institute students Karime Castillo Cárdenas and Murray Andrews have won prestigious prizes for their Masters degree dissertations. More...

Published: Nov 25, 2014 10:34:25 AM

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

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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

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...

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...

Coloured glass from the Petrie Palestinian Collection

Things that travelled: Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

The UCL Early Glass Technology Research Network will hold its inaugural conference at the Institute of Archaeology on 28 & 29 November 2014. More...

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A Day on the Maya

A day event bringing together specialists on the ancient and modern Maya will be held at the Institute on 29 November. More...

Boynton Hall, Yorkshire

The Archaeological & Social History of a Gentry House: Boynton Hall, England

Tim Schadla-Hall will give the penultimate seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 1 December.

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