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ArchaeologyPart of Humanities

Archaeology is a lively and welcoming department that will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary as an academic discipline at the University of Southampton (2016). We have an international reputation as one of the leading centres for the study of archaeology, with high profile research projects carried out all over the world. Our syllabus covers the span of human history, from the emergence of our species to debates about the role of archaeology in contemporary society. Our staff are involved in archaeological fieldwork and investigations that feed into all our teaching. The range of taught programmes, as well as our research community and excellent facilities, emphasise how archaeology is a truly interdisciplinary subject that bridges the divide between the Humanities and the Sciences.

  • 24 March 2016

    Avenue campus gets a multi-million pound m...

    Humanities at Southampton is renowned for its high calibre of resea...

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  • 23 March 2016

    Global recognition for archaeology in QS W...

    The University of Southampton has placed five subjects amongst the ...

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  • 4 March 2016

    Archaeology and Geology, Deserts and Harbo...

    A Celebration of the Life and Career of Professor David Peacock.

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  • Studying Archaeology at Southampton

    Archaeology at the University of Southampton is broad, diverse and multidisciplinary, with strong links to other subject areas.

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    Learn about our Portus Project

    Wonderful discoveries. The Portus Project revealed

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    Archaeology of Portus MOOC

    Learn how ancient artefacts, written evidence, excavation and digital technologies are transforming understanding of this harbour.

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    Lifelong Learning

    Lifelong Learning

    Lifelong Learning programme gives you the opportunity to combine pleasure with learning, exploring literature, culture and history with a team of dedicated staff.

    Events in Archaeology

    Events in Archaeology

    Find out what's happening in Archaeology, including the latest news and forthcoming events and research seminars.

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