Our research is motivated by the desire to apply knowledge to contemporary concerns by using anthropology and archaeology as tools of the ‘long view’.
Our four-field approach means we are uniquely placed to address key issues in contemporary society, reflected in three key cross-cutting research themes:
Field research creates our primary material, and staff share a strong commitment to empirical and ethnographic research that reveals the material evidence of the past, and the scope of behaviours and beliefs in contemporary communities across the globe. Current archaeological and anthropological fieldwork takes place in the UK, Jordan, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania, France, Mongolia, Slovenia, Cameroon, Hungary, Finland, and the USA.
Our research forms part of the overall research activities and strategies of the Faculty of Arts.