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Durham University

Department of Archaeology


Archaeology is the study of humanity from its evolutionary origins in Africa over 5 million years ago to the present day. It explores and examines the remains of the past, enabling new local and global histories to be written. Archaeology encompasses many sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the subject is very broad and as such, is perfect for all rounders and archaeology enthusiasts... see more

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The graduate job market is fiercely competitive, but an Archaeology degree from Durham gives our graduates an edge over all others. Whether you are interested in a career specific to archaeology or want to climb a different ladder, such as media, finance, law, or management, employers in all industries value our graduates because ... see more

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Durham is home to one of only three commercial archaeology units based in university departments left in the UK, which means that you will have experts on hand for your fieldwork queries. We have relationships with the University Museums: the Palace Green Museum and The Oriental Museum. The Old Fulling Mill Museum was founded in 1833 and ... see more

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