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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Field Trip Reports

“ This year, our Department of Archaeology field trip was to the Maltese Islands, in the sunny - if windy - centre of the Mediterranean Sea. We began by visiting the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, with its outstanding collection of prehistoric Temple Period sculptures... Read more about the 2013 Field Trip to Malta.”

“ The week held a jam packed programme of the best of Burgundian archaeology including: a tour of the imposing Bibracte oppidum, atmospheric in the spring mists, and its newly refurbished museum; Dr Moore's excavations nearby at Sources de l'Yonne... Read more about the 2012 Field Trip to Burgundy.”

“ Highlights included: a visit to the evocative closed monastery of SS. Quatro Coronati to view some wonderfully preserved Byzantine frescos; a lively guided tour of the Roman houses under the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo; experiencing the sheer scale of the Coliseum... Read more about the 2011 Field Trip to Rome.”

The lives of our students do not just revolve around lectures, tutorials, and practicals. First year students are all given the opportunity to work on our internationally significant Binchester Fort project, and you can read reports from this site on the dedicated blog.

Second and third year undergraduates, as well as many of our postgraduate students, join us on digs around the world to learn the most up-to-date fieldwork techniques and gain valuable work experience in an international setting. We are currently running excavations in various corners of the globe, including Iceland, Nepal, Kuwait, and Egypt.