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Five Years On: The impact of Training in Action - Heritage Preservation in Post-conflict North Africa

Read the Impact Evaluation report of the project Training in Action, led by our Department's Professor Anna Leone and funded by the Cultural Protection Fund (CPF).
Geophysical survey training

Archaeologists discover a ‘lost’ earthquake and solve mystery of abandoned medieval village

New research into a medieval village in southern Spain has found that an earthquake likely caused its abandonment in the 13th century. 
The El Castillejo Islamic settlement in Los Guajares, Granada

Department of Archaeology Ranked =5th in the QS World University Rankings 2024

The Department of Archaeology is delighted to announce that we have been ranked =5th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.
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Durham archaeologists show their strength at key West Asia Archaeology conference

Durham staff and students, and former visiting scholars and honorary fellows of the department showed the department’s strength in archaeology of the Middle-East at the 2024 meeting of the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA), hosted by Glasgow University earlier this year.
Group photo of smiling members of the Archaeology Department, at the conference celebration event.

New edition of key Archaeology textbook welcomes new co-author and looks to the future

Serving as a core textbook, and engaging students with contemporary issues, this book is designed to support students studying Archaeology at an introductory level.
Book cover of the sixth edition of 'Archaeology An Introduction', authored by Hannah Cobb, Kevin Green and Tom Moore. The cover photo shows two archaeologists in high vis vests and hard hats working on an excavation site, with equipment such as trowels, shovels and buckets. The Routledge logo is visible in the bottom left corner.

Alumni Spotlight: Edith Chong

Edith Chong studied for a BA in Archaeology between 2015 and 2018. Now she works as a Cataloguer for the Watch Department at Bonhams Auctioneers, based in London.
Durham alumna Edith Chong stood in the street

Research Dialogues 2023-2024

RESEARCH DIALOGUES is a competitive award that supports Durham Archaeology postgraduate researchers to lead workshops, symposia, seminar series or other stimulating events on timely and relevant topics.
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Labour Specialisation and Organisational Development of Ceramic Industries in China

Durham University archaeologists Xiaohang Song, Dr Ran Zhang and Professor Derek Kennet have recently published a new study into the complex development of the Chinese ceramic industry.
The dragon kiln structure is built on a slope near a mountain and river in South China, specifically in Longquan County, Zhejiang Province. It boasts a large capacity for loading ceramic firings. Photograph by Derek Kennet (2017).

International Women's Day 2024

The departments of Archaeology and Classics and Ancient History have teamed up to discuss everyday sexism for this year's International Women's Day.
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Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp to be honoured with a Blue Plaque in South Tyneside

The Archaeology Department co-founder and pioneer will be recognised for her importance to local history and heritage.
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Durham research has a lasting global impact

We have launched a new Global Research Brochure where we shine a light on some of our incredible researchers who are making a difference in the world.
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Archaeologists shed new light on children’s health during Industrial Revolution

Our archaeologists have helped shed new light on the health of children living in North East England during the Industrial Revolution.
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