Understanding archaeology in its social, cultural and political context
Our research is global in scope and of exceptional quality; in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) we achieved a ranking of fifth in the UK.
We place theoretical reflection at the heart of everything we do and are committed to the understanding of archaeology as a practice in its social, cultural and political context. Drawing on the many significant interdisciplinary links across the University of Southampton, we focus on the integration of empirical and scientific data on the one hand, and a range of interpretive issues and fundamental social and cultural questions on the other.
Archaeology at Southampton has a broad range of research interests and the research summaries collected on these pages only represent a small proportion of our recent and current work.
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