Department of Classics and Archaeology

Environment, bodies and health

Pollution, health and climate change are among the most pressing concerns of this generation, but humans have always had to find ways to respond to these issues.

Our research into the history of lead pollution, concepts of cleanliness and dirt in classical antiquity, settlement patterns, and how humans have used animals in the past, all contribute to the multidisciplinary approach needed to find effective ways to mitigate the problems facing humans today.

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Priority areas

  • Pollution
  • Bodies and minds
  • Environmental change and management

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Underwater Archaeology Research Centre (UARC)

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Department of Classics and Archaeology

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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