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Department of Archaeology


Archaeology is all about people, and the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge is dedicated to connecting the people of today with the people of the past. Our remit is huge, with researchers working on all continents in all time periods. Their studies focus on anything from the languages of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the latest technological advances in ancient DNA studies; from global cultural heritage issues to the Bronze Age Fenland landscape.

In addition to annual events for prospective students, including Open Days, workshops and summer schools, the Department run numerous public engagement activities for multiple age groups and abilities. So, whether it's mucking in with a bit of digging with the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, getting hands-on with the whole family at our Prehistory Day or Science in Archaeology Day, or attending any number of exhibitions, lectures and discussions throughout the year, we aim to be an open and accessible subject and Department for all. 

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
University Archaeology Day 2020 Thursday, 22 October, 2020 - 10:00 to 17:00 Various
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30 Various
Department of Archaeology Virtual Open Day for Prospective Undergraduates Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 10:30 to 13:00 Various
Queer(y)ing the Past – LGBT+ History Month event Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 17:30 to 19:30 Various
Department of Archaeology Virtual Open Day for Prospective Undergraduates Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:30 Various
University Archaeology Day - Postgraduate Degrees Wednesday, 28 April, 2021 - 11:00 to 16:00 Various
Archaeology Subject Masterclass for Prospective Undergraduates Thursday, 27 May, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:45 Dr Susanne Hakenbeck and Prof Matthew Collins

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