York University Department of Archaeology

York University Department of Archaeology





The Department of Archaeology at York is recognised worldwide as a vibrant research community and a centre of excellent teaching. The department was awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize 2011 in recognition of its outstanding and innovative approaches to archaeology. It is the top department in the country for student satisfaction in the NSS survey. 

The department has core strengths in prehistoric, medieval, and later historical archaeology.  It is also a centre of excellence in computing and bioarchaeology, and has a strong international reputation in the fields of cultural heritage, architectural conservation, and landscape research.

York prides itslef on the fact that the Department provides a supportive, friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere, which encourages students to believe in themselves and achieve their potential. Informality is one of the distinctive qualities of York, believing that treating students as adults, in a relaxed but busy setting, is an important part of the educational experience on offer.

The department is situated in the King’s Manor, a medieval building in the centre of the historic city, set between York Minster and the Yorkshire Museum. This gives excellent access to the city and all its amenities, as well as providing a working environment that is itself a suitable subject for study.

Books in Series
Wharram Settlement Series

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