We have a team of experts within this department committed to educating the next generation of archaeologists and anthropologists, furthering the understanding of and knowledge within their chosen fields through varied research projects.
A creative and innovative research culture is at the heart of what we do, to better understand humankind by the investigation and interpretation of things inherited from the past; societies and cultures.
Research defines our status and our impact on both national and international decision-makers and policy. As researchers, we collaborate with a wide range of organisations around the world, including the European Commission, German Archaeological Institute, National Trust, English Heritage and The Environment Agency.
As a student, you have excellent opportunities to develop your fieldwork skills on real and simulated forensic and archaeological sites, as well as visiting some of the South West's most prestigious historical sites, such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Corfe Castle. All our students can participate in our Archaeological Field School, our annual excavation.
Institute for Studies in Landscape and Human Evolution
The Institute for Studies in Landscape and Human Evolution is focused on tackling questions from a landscape-based perspective, integrating palaeoanthropology, ecology, remote sensing of modern analogues and both earth and computer science.