Department of Archaeology
Welcome to Durham Archaeology. Our research, teaching and reputation are world-class: we are regularly ranked as one of the top three Archaeology departments in the UK (e.g. Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Complete University Guide 2019) and one of the top six globally (World University QS rankings 2019). Our expertise covers from the Palaeolithic to the present-day, and from South Asia to the Mediterranean, Europe and the British Isles, and we run fieldwork projects across the world. We have a range of cutting-edge laboratories, extensive commercial infrastructure and a network of heritage-sector collaborators to match. Our staff are passionate about sharing their expertise with our students, and for the benefit of wider society.
Record success in QS World Subject Rankings
Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th
A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.
Dept of Archaeology
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