Department of Archaeology

Research in the Department of Archaeology

Nottingham is a research-led University; in the Department of Archaeology we combine theoretically informed research with cutting-edge scientific techniques and facilities to advance our knowledge of past societies. Our students play a significant role in contributing to, and maintaining the momentum of our research activities.

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Archaeology research

What we do



The department runs research seminars that are welcome to all, and cover a range of topics. Recent research seminars include:

  • Skulls and houses: the development of the neolithic on the Anatolian plateau and the enticements of Catahoyuk 
  • First millennium BC frontiers in central Italy
  • Romano-British finds from the River Tees

See our seminars page for more details.



The department conducts research in a variety of areas. Some current projects include:

  • The Easter Project 
  • Linguistics of Migration 

See our projects index for a more detailed list.



The department regularly organises research conferences. In the past these have included topics such as Deer and People and the role of food in archaeology. 

Upcoming conferences include:

  • Change: Archaeological Evidence for Socio-political, Cultural and Physical Transitions
  • Gender and Identities in Peloponnesian Antiquity

See our conferences page for more information on upcoming and past conferences. 



Department of Archaeology

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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