Institute of Archaeology


Research Directory

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.

The Institute has more than 60 research active staff, projects on five continents and in the Pacific. This is a directory of cross-cutting Institute research centres and networks as well as thematic research projects, highlighting the Institute's global research coverage. Further details of staff research may be found on their staff profile pages.

Research Centres

Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA)

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS)

International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA)

International Centre for Silk Roads Archaeology & Heritage


Research Networks

Coloured glass from the Petrie Palestinian Collection (Image courtesy of UCL Media Services - University College London)

Research Themes

Staff research is clustered into the following thematic areas that provide an overarching intellectual framework for development.