We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Project Rooms

Prep Room and Furnaces

This space is a dedicated dirty prep room. It contains two furnaces that are used for various burning/charring/preservation experiments. The room also contains a fume-hood and provides a space for some of the more unpleasant aspects of archaeological work, for example, the preparation of fish/mammal skeletons for analysis or reference material.

Bioarchaeology Project Room

This project room is a project space exclusively for students working on material related to their own research. The room contains a series of microscopes as well as bench and storage space for student samples. The room also houses the zooarchaeological reference collections and a space for students to lay out and utilise these materials.

Botanical Gardens Experimental Archaeology Space

We are exceptionally lucky to have very close working links with Durham's award-winning Botanical Gardens. The gardens provide a space for our students to carry out experimental archaeology, including hearth burning and charring experiments.